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Course Sequence - Ph.D. in Higher Education

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Academic & Administrative Benchmarks for Full-Time Ph.D. Students

Higher Education Leadership and Policy Studies

Sample Master Calendar of Courses

(Minimum 66 Credit Hours)

Year of Study Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Ph.D.  -  Cohort Year 1

ELCS 8360
Topics in Higher Education

EDRS 8380
Research Methods
in Education: Introduction to Inquiry

EDRS 8382
Introductory Statistics

ELCS 8331
Finance in Higher Education

SAER 8320
Ethnographic Research

EPSY 8322
Intermediate Statistics

CUST 8378
Current Issues in Education

ELCS 8338
Admin of Higher Education in Multicultural Settings

Ph.D.  -  Cohort Year 2

CUST 8375
History and Philosophy of Higher Education

5th Methods or Elective

ELCS 8332
Student Development in Postsecondary Institutions

ELCS 8335
Seminar in Adult Education

5th Methods or Elective

ELCS 8355
Policy, Politics, and Governance of Education

SAER 8388
Research Residency

ELCS 7371
Higher Education Law

Ph.D.  -  Cohort Year 3




ELCS 8699
Doctoral Dissertation


Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, approved degree plan. Above is the most current sample degree plan for the Ph.D. in Higher Education & Policy Studies.

Please review courses in the Course Catalog.