Educational Administration - Higher Education - Ph.D.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Ph.D. degree in Educational Administration–Higher Education prepares highly effective higher education administrators and staff professionals who possess the skills and competencies required to meet the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year and graduate institutions and communities today, and to help shape educational institutions in the future.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

The Educational Administration-Higher Education program will assess its applicants holistically, considering academic credentials, related professional experience, academic or professional references and scholarly and professional activities, among others.

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Minimum 3.500 graduate GPA is recommended
  • GRE with recommended scores at 50th percentile or higher
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé or vita
  • Interview

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  1. Understand the administrative and financial functions performed on a college or university campus. Graduates will also understand the complexities of college/university budgeting process and be able to construct a divisional or departmental budget.
  2. Understand and commit to the diverse nature of higher education in the United States.
  3. Articulate the challenges and opportunities associated with the provision of a diverse, multicultural educational setting, including the impact of demographic changes on higher education and familiarity with strategies to diversify higher education.
  4. Understand the role of a faculty member and the curriculum development process in an institution of higher education.
  5. Understand and have conversant knowledge of the legal issues facing higher education today, including being familiar with legislation that impacts decision making within higher education.
  6. Understand the rights and responsibilities of employees and students within institutions of higher education, as well as the responsibilities of the institutions.
  7. Understand research methodology to conduct individual research.
  8. Understand the internationalization of higher education institutions, including explaining the different rationales for internationalization that may motivate different stakeholders in higher education and analyzing an institution’s internationalization goals and activities in terms of both an institutional strategy and in terms of student learning outcomes.
 
 
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

[EH-PHD-EDHE]

Prerequisite Requirements
RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
LAW AND HIGHER EDUCATION
COLLEGE STUDENT DEVELOPMENT:THEORY AND PRACTICE
THE ADMINISTRATION OF MULTICULTURALISM AND DIVERSITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Major Requirements
EVAL 75510STATISTICS I FOR EDUCATIONAL SERVICES 3
EVAL 85515QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGNS AND ANALYSIS 3
EVAL 85516QUALITATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN 3
HIED 76521EMPLOYMENT LAW 3
HIED 76598RESEARCH IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION 3
HIED 76656HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM 3
HIED 76662POLITICS AND POWER IN ORGANIZATIONS 3
HIED 76667BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION 3
HIED 76670INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS 3
HIED 80080DISSERTATION PREPARATION SEMINAR 3
HIED 80199DISSERTATION I 130
HIED 86558ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP 3
Major Electives, choose from the following: 215
CAREER COUNSELING
HIGHER EDUCATION DATA AND INSTITUTIONAL RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
INTERNSHIP IN COLLEGE TEACHING
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
HISTORY OF HIGHER EDUCATION
THE PRIVATE LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE
STUDENT AFFAIRS FUNCTIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
STUDENTS AND THE COLLEGE ENVIRONMENT
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FACULTY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
STATUS OF WOMEN IN HIGHER EDUCATION
SERVICE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
TECHNOLOGY, SYSTEMS AND DATA IN HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION
THE ADMINISTRATION OF DISTANCE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
ADMINISTRATION OF STUDENT DISABILITY SERVICES IN HIGHER EDUCATION
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND AMERICAN COLLEGES
RESEARCH IN ADMINISTRATION OF INTERNATIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION
COMPARATIVE HIGHER EDUCATION
DESIGN AND DELIVERY OF EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAMS
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS
WORKFORCE, ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN COMMUNITY COLLEGES
ISSUES AND TRENDS IN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ADMINISTRATION
CAREER ADVISING: THEORY AND PRACTICE
ADMINISTRATION OF CAREER AND ADIVISING SERVICES
INTERPERSONAL AND GROUP DYNAMICS IN EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
THEORIES AND METHODS OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION
ADVANCED EDUCATION LAW
ADVANCED STUDENT AND ADULT DEVELOPMENT
Research Electives, choose from the following:6
CLASSICAL TEST THEORY
MODERN TEST THEORY: ITEM RESPONSE THEORY
MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
FACTOR ANALYSIS IN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH
STATISTICS II: ANOVA AND NONPARAMETRIC TESTS
MULTIPLE REGRESSION
COMPARATIVE RESEARCH DESIGN
ADVANCED QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
ADVANCED QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES
MIXED METHODS RESEARCH
GROUNDED THEORY AND PHENOMENOLOGICAL RESEARCH
CRITICAL SOCIAL RESEARCH
SPECIAL TOPICS: EVALUATION AND MEASUREMENT
LEGAL RESEARCH IN EDUCATION
Minimum Total Credit Hours:84
1

Upon admission to candidacy, each doctoral candidate must register for Dissertation I. It is expected that a doctoral candidate will continuously register for Dissertation I for a total of 30 credit hours, and thereafter Dissertation II, each semester (including summer) until all requirements for the degree have been met.

2

Higher Education courses are to be determined by the student and her/his advisor(s).