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Higher Education

Doctor of Education

Higher Education

Higher Education provides graduate students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the social, political, and economic issues encompassing the development and future challenges of higher and postsecondary institutions.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Core Elective- select one course from the following core elective options

4 hours

Elective coursework

8 hours

Elective coursework should be chosen in consultation with the faculty advisor.

Research Methods Required Course

4 hours

Additional Research Courses

8 hours

Courses must be chosen from one of the approved Research Methodology Areas or by approval of faculty advisor.

Thesis Research

4 - 16 hours

Program Cost 

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