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Educational Administration - Higher Education - Ed.S. and Ph.D. PDFDownload to print

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


The Educational Specialist in Educational Administration–Higher Education  provides continuing educational opportunities for practitioners who wish to hold professional leadership positions such as a director of instruction, a special subject/area coordinator or a director of staff development.

The Ph.D. 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.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, GRE, goal statement, two letters of recommendation, resume or vita and interview. Admission into the Ph.D. also requires a master's degree.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

Ed.S: This degree requires a minimum of 30 hours of planned graduate study beyond the master’s degree.

Ph.D: After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their respective faculty advisory committee headed by their advisor. Students’ programs may include at least one appropriate graduate-level minor or cognate as well as the major.


Course Title Credits
EVAL 65511 Research in Educational Services 3
HIED 76652 Law in Higher Education 3
  76653 College Student Development: Theory and Practice 3
  76657 Leadership in Education Organizations 3
  76671 The Administration of Multicultural and Diversity in Higher Education 3
Electives, choose from the following: 15
HIED 76492 Internship in Higher Education Administration (3)  
  76521 Employment Law (3)  
  76595 Special Topics in Higher Education (3)  
  76596 Individual Investigation in Higher Education (3)  
  76600 History of Higher Education  
  76601 The Private Liberal Arts Colleges  
  76651 Student Affairs Functions in Higher Education (3)  
  76654 Students and the College Environment (3)  
  76656 Higher Education Curriculum (3)  
  76658 The Community College (3)  
  76660 Faculty Roles and Responsibilities (3)  
  76662 Politics and Power in Organizations (3)  
  76663 Status of Women in Higher Education (3)  
  76664 Service Learning in Higher Education (3)  
  76666 Financial Management in Higher Education (3)  
  76667 Business Administration in Higher Education (3)  
  76668 The Administration of Distance and Continuing Education Programs in Higher Education (3)  
  76669 Administration of Student Disability Service (3)  
  76670 Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions (3)  
  76672 International Students and American Colleges (3)  
  76673 Research in International and Comparative Higher Education Administration (3)  
  76674 Comparative Higher Education Administration (3)  
  76676 Intercultural Communication for International Educators (3)  
  76677 Workforce, Economic and Community Development in community Colleges (3)  
  76678 Issues and Trends in Community College Administration (3)  
  76733 Interpersonal and Group Dynamics in Educational Organizations (3)  
  76740 Theories and Methods of Organizational Development (3)  
  76749 Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education (3)