- Ph D.
- Ed D.
- Administrative Leadership
- Student Learning & Development
ContactDr. Becky Crandall
The Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA) program at The Ohio State University is an internationally recognized graduate program that empowers equity-minded leaders to change the landscape of higher education through the rigorous study of students.
Through a robust curriculum and professionally relevant experiences, our program provides support for students to become critical consumers of research and skilled practitioners. By equipping our students with these tools, we develop trailblazers who facilitate positive change, promote equity and inclusion, and cultivate community in higher education, student affairs, and beyond.
The HESA program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of higher education policy and leadership.
The Ph.D. curriculum prepares students to enter the faculty or upper-level administration in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Doctoral students enter as a cohort, complete a core set of classes, including quantitative and qualitative inquiry courses, and work collaboratively with their faculty advisors to design a program of study relevant to their interests.
Entering Ph.D. cohort size ranges from 8-12 students, enrolled predominantly full-time. The average time to completion is 4-5 years for doctoral study.
The Ed.D. curriculum prepares students for leadership roles in a variety of higher education and student affairs administrative contexts. The program develops scholarly practitioners who understand the importance of equity and social justice and can respond effectively to the problems and issues of contemporary practice in higher education and student affairs.
Entering Ed.D. cohort size ranges from 8-14 students, enrolled predominantly full-time. The average time to completion is 3-4 years for doctoral study.
The M.A. curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) in Higher Education and is organized around these important dimensions:
- Cohort model with core courses for all students
- Research and applied field experiences
- Strong balance of elective offerings in both student development and learning and organizational behavior and administration
Entering master’s cohort size ranges from 18-25 students, enrolled predominantly full-time. The program of study can be completed in two years.
Number of Program Faculty
- None Required
- Full time
- Part time