- Ph D.
- Administrative Leadership
ContactDr. Joy Gaston Gayles
NC State offers a doctoral program (Ph.D.) in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development with a specialization in Higher Education. The program prepares scholar leaders to serve in a variety of roles (e.g., faculty, researchers, policy-makers, administrators) and higher education contexts. Program content is informed by relevant theory, scholarly research, and best practice in the field of higher education. Our scholarly community includes diverse students and faculty representing a variety of backgrounds, research interests, and professional experiences, all of whom espouse a commitment to social justice in education and society.
We are committed to deepening our students’ understanding of theoretical perspectives and frameworks, current research, and innovative methodological approaches within the field of higher education. We encourage interdisciplinarity, quality research design, the highest ethical standards, and research that inspires and informs policy and practice. Our scholarly community seeks to contribute to and advance knowledge in meaningful ways both collaboratively and independently.
Through coursework, research assistantships, and professional development, we seek to develop skilled higher education professionals who:
•Identify and critically examine prevailing issues and problems in higher education
•Possess broad knowledge of quantitative and qualitative methodologies
•Engage in rigorous scholarly research
•Inform policy and guide change in the local campus context and beyond
•Are equipped to advise, mentor, and teach graduate students
Number of Program Faculty
- Full time
- Part time