Higher Education Administration (Ph.D.) - Educational Leadership

Higher Education Administration (Ph.D.) - Educational Leadership

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. 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
EDUC 784Assessment & Accreditation3
Educational Leadership Cognate
EDUC 730Issues & Trends in Learning Technologies3
EDUC 845Policy Analysis3
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Leadership Principles and Ethics
Educational Leadership and Public Relations
Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving
Conflict Resolution
Elective Courses
Choose three credit hours of any 700-900 level EDUC courses3
Research Courses
EDUC 812Advanced Educational Statistics3
EDUC 815Quantitative Methods of Research3
EDUC 817Qualitative Methods of Research3
EDUC 860Literature Review for Advanced Research3
EDUC 980Research Concepts & Methodology3
Choose three credit hours from the following:3
Advanced Quantitative Methods of Research 1
Advanced Qualitative Methods of Research 1
Dissertation Courses 3
EDUC 987Dissertation Prospectus and Research 45
EDUC 988Dissertation Proposal & Research 45
EDUC 989Dissertation Writing and Research 45
EDUC 990Dissertation Defense0
Total Hours60

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A minimum of 45 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 15 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful defense of dissertation
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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