Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.) - Student Affairs

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 758Teaching the College Student3
EDUC 759College and University Administration3
EDUC 782Historical Perspectives of Higher Education3
EDUC 783Economic Impact in Higher Education3
or EDUC 784 Assessment & Accreditation
Total Hours12
Student Affairs Cognate
EDUC 745Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving3
or EDUC 848 Culture and Educational Leadership
EDUC 785
EDUC 786
EDUC 787
Elective 13
Total Hours6
1

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 750Survey of Educational Research 13
EDUC 816Applied Research3
EDUC 850Literature Review for Applied Research3
EDUC 880Applied Research Concepts & Methodology 2,33
Total Hours12
1

A minimum of 20 Doctoral credit hours must be earned prior to enrollment in EDUC 750 Survey of Educational Research (3 c.h.).

2

EDUC 880 Applied Research Concepts & Methodology (3 c.h.) must be the final course taken before enrolling in doctoral project courses.

3

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.

Capstone
EDUC 887Doctoral Project I 15
EDUC 888Doctoral Project II 15
EDUC 889Doctoral Project III 15
EDUC 890Capstone IV 20
Total Hours15
1

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.

2

Enrollment in EDUC 890 Capstone IV (0 c.h.) is contingent on School of Education approval.

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 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
1

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.

Program Offered in Online Format

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