Course Work Requirements

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration Program includes four major dimensions: a) inquiry course work, b) the Higher Education Theory and Practice Core required course work, c) academic specializations course work and practicum and d) field-based capstone project. Throughout the program students will progress through a series of courses aimed at developing knowledge and skills needed to analyze and solve problems encountered by educational administrators and to prepare them to conduct a capstone field-based project.

  • Theory and Practice Core (12 credits) (Completed during 1st & 2nd yr.)
    • ELP 7480 – Leadership & Social Justice Theory
    • ELP 7490 - History & Philosophy of Higher Education
    • ELP 7540 - Introduction to Higher Education Administration
    • ELP 7590 - Higher Education Finance, Budgeting, and Planning
  • Inquiry Core (9 credits) (Completed during 1st & 2nd yr.)
    • ELP 6960 (3) - Introduction to Inquiry
    • ELP 7040 (3) - Quantitative Research Methods
    • ELP 7060 (3) - Qualitative Research Methods
  • Specialization Core (15-20 credits) (Completed during 2nd & 3rd yr.)
    • ELP Department Course Offerings (12 credits)
    • Practicum (3 – 9 credits)
  • Capstone (18 credit) (Completed 3rd and 4th yr.)