Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education

Graduate program offered by the College of Education

The PhD program in higher education is designed for individuals primarily interested in the scholarly inquiry and/or teaching of higher education as a field of study. The PhD in higher education is particularly appropriate to the following careers:

  • Academic and research positions in graduate instructional programs of higher education, higher education institutes and centers for the study of higher education
  • Applied and management research positions in institutions of higher learning, government agencies, consortia of higher education institutions and higher education professional associations
  • Senior administrative positions in four-year colleges and universities where in-depth knowledge and understanding of the conceptual bases of higher education administration are required





  • Stephanie Aguilar-Smith
  • Veronica Jones Baldwin
  • Hyun Kyong Ro
  • Barrett Taylor
  • Uyen Tran-Parsons