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Doctorate of Education in Higher Education

Doctorate in Higher Education

Doctorate in Higher Education

UALR’s EdD in Higher Education prepares students for a wide range of administrative and teaching roles. In addition to providing the necessary professional skills and knowledge, the faculty facilitates the development of students’ leadership potential, and inspires commitment and dedication to the field of higher and post-secondary education.

The program is a highly personalized experience, focusing on each student’s specific needs and aspirations. It provides a thorough grounding in the major areas of knowledge relating to higher education, as well as a broad familiarity with the theory, practice, and scholarship of higher education

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Concentrations are offered in higher education administration, student affairs administration, two-year college leadership, and faculty development. Each student is assigned to work with an advisor to design a plan of study that reflects previous studies and professional experience.

The curriculum includes both cognitive and experiential components, as well as structured and independent course work. A strong interdisciplinary element provides flexibility and a broad knowledge base.

Admission Requirements

Masters degree, 36-hours or equivalent in a related field from a regionally accredited institution, official transcripts required.

GRE test scores taken within the last five years. See chart below.

Three years of successful professional experience, or equivalent, in a related area, Biographical Data Form, Interview with and approval by higher ed. faculty.

GPA=3.50 Verbal=350 Quantitative=450 Total=1000 Writing=4.50

The HIED Program Admissions Committee will review and evaluate the documentation. Students will be allowed to enroll in up to 12 semester hours and upon completion, the HIED Program Admissions Committee will review his/her performance to determine if the student will be admitted fully to the HIED EdD program.

*Conditional admission does not guarantee full admission to the program.

Courses/Major Requirements for All Doctoral Degrees

Major Requirements (A minimum of 99 hours—63 to 69 hours beyond the masters degree)

Higher Education Core: 9 hours
HIED 8301 History and Philosophy of Higher
Education
HIED 8303 Leadership Theories in Higher
Education
HIED 8399 Dissertation Seminar

Research Core: 12 hours
EDFN 7304 Basic Statistics (must have had
EDFN 7303 Intro to Educational Research or equivalent prior to enrollment)
EDFN 8305 Intermediate Statistics
EDFN 8306 Advanced Research Methods & Tech
EDFN 7373 Qualitative Research Methods

Requirements for Administration concentration

Area of Specialization: 27 hours
HIED 8340 Organizational Behavior in Education
HIED 8341 Financing of Colleges & Universities
HIED 8342 Governance & Policy Making in Higher Education
HIED 8343 Legal Aspects of Higher Education
Electives: 6 hours of general electives
Electives: 9 hours (3 hours each from each of the other three Specialty Areas)
Dissertation: 15 hours

Requirements for Faculty Leadership concentration

Area of Specialization: 27 hours
HIED 8330 College Teaching Problems & Issues
HIED 8332 Curriculum Design in Higher Education
HIED 8341 Financing of Colleges & Universities
HIED 8342 Governance & Policy Making in Higher Education
6 hours of Cognate Courses
7000-level or 8000-level courses in Higher Education or Educational Foundations
Electives: 9 hours (7000-level or 8000-level courses in Higher Education or Educational Foundations)
Dissertation: 15 hours
Courses/Major Requirements for
All Doctoral Degrees

Requirements for Student Affairs Administration concentration

Prerequisites (if masters degree is not in student affairs)
HIED 7351 Intro to College Student Affairs
HIED 7352 Student Development Theory

Area of Specialization Core: 27 hours
HIED 8321 Organization & Administration of 2-Year Colleges or HIED 8340 Organizational Behavior in Education
HIED 8341 Financing of Colleges & Universities
HIED 8342 Governance & Policy Making in Higher Education
HIED 8343 Legal Aspects of Higher Education
HIED 8330 College Teaching Problems and Issues
HIED 8350 American College Student
HIED 8353 Assessment & Program Evaluation in Student Affairs
HIED 8256 First-Year Doctoral Seminar in Student Affairs
HIED 8157 Professional Seminar in Student Affairs
HIED 8358 Capstone Seminar in Student Affairs
Dissertation: 15 hours

Requirements for Two-year College Leadership concentration

Area of Specialization Core: 27 hours
HIED 8320 The Two-Year College in America
HIED 8321 Organization and Administration of Two-Year Colleges
HIED 8322 Issues and Challenges in Two-Year College Leadership
HIED 8340 Organizational Behavior in Education
HIED 8341 Financing of Colleges & Universities
HIED 8342 Governance & Policy Making in Higher Education
HIED 8343 Legal Aspects of Higher Education
6 hours of electives
Dissertation: 15 hours

Career Opportunities

The doctorate in higher education enhances upward mobility in the field of education and prepares graduates to be scholar-practitioners in community and four-year colleges, in universities, and in other educational institutions.

Doctoral Degree information can be obtained from:
Dr. Greg Barrett
UALR Department of Educational Leadership
2801 So. University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: 501-569-3016 email: tgbarrett@ualr.edu

For information about Graduate School Assistantships contact:
Ms. Shannon Clowney, Assistant Dean
UALR Graduate School
2801 So. University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: 501-569-8781 email: smclowney@ualr.edu

For Financial Aid information contact:
UALR Office of Admissions and Financial Aid
2801 So. University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: 501-569-3318

For information about departmental Graduate Assistantships contact:
Dr. Elizabeth Vaughn-Neely, Chairperson
UALR Department of Educational Leadership
2801 So. University Avenue
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: 501-569-3267 email: eivaughn@ualr.edu

Disability Resource Center

Providing access to a diverse student population is embedded in the philosophy of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The Disability Resource Center recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to the campus community. To this end, the DRC collaborates with students, faculty, staff, and community members to create usable, equitable, inclusive, and sustainable learning environments. The DRC also promotes and facilitates awareness and access through training, partnerships, innovative programs and accommodations.

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Sharon Downs, Director of Disability Resource Center
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 So. University Ave
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone/TDD: 501-569-3143 email: sadowns@ualr.edu
http://www.ualr.edu/disability

Updated 9.17.2012