Ohio University

Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education

Counseling and Higher Education

Higher Education Administration

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

Contact

Dr. Laura Harrison
McCracken Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 593-4442

Program Statement

Ohio University is the only institution in southeastern Ohio that offers a doctoral program in Higher Education. Its faculty includes internationally recognized scholars who can deliver up-to-date knowledge about Higher Education with the academic rigor that is demanded in Ph.D. studies.

Graduates of the program serve in faculty and cabinet-level administrative positions in colleges and universities. In addition, this degree serves a limited number of students who wish to develop research skills about Higher Education, regardless of their career ambitions.

All students learn about the history and contexts of Higher Education, leadership, organizational needs, the learning environment, and research concepts and methods. In addition, students gain advanced knowledge about a specialty area of Higher Education, for example, general administration or college student affairs.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
7
Adjunct: 
3
Total Program Credit Hours: 
60
Average Time to Degree: 
4 years

Visitation Program

Yes

Requirements

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