Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.) - Student Affairs
Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2021 through summer 2022. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.
|Higher Education Core Courses|
|EDUC 758||Teaching the College Student||3|
|EDUC 759||College and University Administration||3|
|EDUC 782||Historical Perspectives of Higher Education||3|
|EDUC 783||Economic Impact in Higher Education||3|
|or EDUC 784||Assessment & Accreditation|
|Student Affairs Cognate|
|EDUC 745||Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving||3|
|or EDUC 848||Culture and Educational Leadership|
Choose a 500-800 level EDUC course not already required by the degree, except EDUC 798 Advanced Research and Writing (3 c.h.)
|Research & Evaluation Courses|
|EDUC 750||Survey of Educational Research 1||3|
|EDUC 816||Applied Research||3|
|EDUC 850||Literature Review for Applied Research||3|
|EDUC 880||Applied Research Concepts & Methodology 2,3||3|
A minimum of 20 Doctoral credit hours must be earned prior to enrollment in EDUC 750 Survey of Educational Research (3 c.h.).
EDUC 880 Applied Research Concepts & Methodology (3 c.h.) must be the final course taken before enrolling in doctoral project courses.
Once the student enters the doctoral project phase (after completion of EDUC 880 Applied Research Concepts & Methodology (3 c.h.)), he/she must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) until all degree requirements are completed.
|EDUC 887||Doctoral Project I 1||5|
|EDUC 888||Doctoral Project II 1||5|
|EDUC 889||Doctoral Project III 1||5|
|EDUC 890||Capstone IV 2||0|
Ed.D. students are allowed to enroll in EDUC 887 Doctoral Project I (5 c.h.), EDUC 888 Doctoral Project II (5 c.h.), EDUC 889 Doctoral Project III (5 c.h.) only one time. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Education.
Enrollment in EDUC 890 Capstone IV (0 c.h.) is contingent on School of Education approval.
All applicable prerequisites must be met
- Complete 54 hours
- A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
- 3.0 GPA
- No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
- Successful completion of Doctoral Project
- Degree must be completed within 7 years1
- Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
There is a limit of 5 years for completion of the Ed.D. for students who were granted 18 hours or more of advanced standing credit from a previously completed Ed.S. or equivalent degree.