Azusa Pacific University

School of Behavior and Applied Sciences

Department of Higher Education

Higher Education, Ph.D.

Degrees: 
  • Ph D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • International Education
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Karen Longman
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
AZUSA, CA 91702

Program Statement

The Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education is a research degree consisting of 60 units of coursework inclusive of dissertation. It primarily develops scholars who are able to conduct original research and interpret and communicate the results of that research through their writing, teaching, and leadership. The dissertation for the Ph.D. involves original research that extends the theoretical knowledge base of higher education policy and practice.

 

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
Yes
Meets CAS Standards: 
Yes

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
7
Adjunct: 
1
Total Program Credit Hours: 
60
Average Time to Degree: 
4 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
No
Attendance: 
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • Hybrid
Course Schedule: 
  • Day
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Yes
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes