Mississippi State University

College of Education

Department of Educational Leadership

Educational Leadership - Higher Education Leadership

Degrees: 
  • Ph D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership
  • College Teaching
  • Student Learning & Development

Contact

Dr. Danielle K. Molina
175 Presidents Circle
P.O. Box 9698
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Program Statement

The Higher Education Leadership (HED) concentration is designed for experienced professionals in higher education environments interested in leading and managing various aspects of colleges and universities, state higher education agencies, foundations, and related associations.

The curriculum is designed to: a) advance students' knowledge of core higher education scholars and scholarship; b) help students draw upon their own higher education experiences to identify important questions of research and practice; c)  empower students to develop expertise, a scholarly voice, and field level leadership on a particular topic of interest; and d) strengthen the research methodology skills necessary to critique, develop, and advance students' unique perspectives to higher education discourse. We believe that a strong foundation in scholarly inquiry provides enhanced skills for career advancement into leadership positions related to higher education and higher education-adjacent administration, faculty, policy, and professional associations.

 

Meets ACPA Commission for Professional Preparation Standards: 
No
Meets CAS Standards: 
No

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
2
Adjunct: 
5
Total Program Credit Hours: 
76
Average Time to Degree: 
5 years

Visitation Program

Yes
Dates: 
  • February 13, 2020 to February 14, 2020

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • GRE
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
Yes
Attendance: 
  • Full time
  • Part time
Program Delivery: 
  • In-person
  • Hybrid
Course Schedule: 
  • Day
  • Evening
Thesis: 
Yes
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
Yes