University of Wisconsin La Crosse

College of Liberal Studies

Student Affairs Administration

Student Affairs Administration & Leadership Ed.D.

Degrees: 
  • Ed D.
Program Emphasis: 
  • Administrative Leadership

Contact

Dr. Becki Elkins
345 Morris Hall
1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Program Statement

"Educating Practitioners. Inspiring Leadership" 

  • Designed for Working Professionals in Student Affairs and Higher Education
  • Engaged and Responsive Faculty
  • Faculty Experienced in Facilitating Online Learning
  • Innovative and Focused Curriculum

GOALS

  • Knowledge: To develop competent and expert student affairs professionals;
  • Management and Leadership: To develop innovative student affairs managers and leaders;
  • Assessment, Evaluation, and Research: To develop scholar practitioners who advance data-informed decision-making
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: To develop advocates for diversity and social justice;
  • Interpersonal Relationships: To develop ethical and people-focused leaders.

Program Mission

To prepare student affairs professionals for advanced leadership positions in diverse institutions of higher education.

Program Features

  • Designed for working professionals in student affairs and higher education.
  • Delivered entirely online with no residency requirement.
  • Completed in full – 54 credits, including the dissertation – in 3 years.
  • Focused on providing affordable access at only $700 per credit.

Your Involvement

  • Enroll in 2 courses per term, including summers.
  • Engage with responsive faculty who are experienced student affairs professionals and online educators.
  • Participate in 2 collaborative courses with other UW Ed.D. students.

To Apply:

Complete application to UWL Graduate Studies.
Submit resume/CV, names of references, and application essays to saa@uwlax.edu.
No GRE required.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
5
Adjunct: 
10
Total Program Credit Hours: 
54
Average Time to Degree: 
3 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

Entrance Exam: 
  • None Required
Assistantship Required: 
No
Assistantship Placement Assistance: 
No
Attendance: 
  • Full time
Program Delivery: 
  • Online
Thesis: 
No
Comprehensive Exam Required: 
No