University of Denver

Morgridge College of Education

Higher Education

Higher Education

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

Contact

Kristina Coccia
1999 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210
(303) 871-2508

Program Statement

If your goal is to pursue a research career in postsecondary education, our Ph.D. in Higher Education will help you achieve that goal. You will take a wide range of courses that expose you to a variety of postsecondary contexts. The dissertation is designed to provide you with the opportunity to contribute new academic research to a specific concern and area in higher education, ranging from theoretical to practical topics.

Students in the Ph.D. program work directly with faculty, engaging in faculty members’ research programs, presenting at national conferences, and sometimes even publishing with faculty members. Applicants must have completed a Master’s program (or higher) to be eligible for consideration.

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

Number of Program Faculty

Full Time: 
6
Adjunct: 
6
Total Program Credit Hours: 
90
Average Time to Degree: 
4-5 years

Visitation Program

No

Requirements

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