Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.) - Assessment & Evaluation

Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.) - Assessment & Evaluation

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

This is a non-licensure degree and is not a state-approved program. Completion of this degree will not lead to the eligibility of a VA state teaching license or a teaching license or certificate in any other state.
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
Total Hours15
 
Assessment & Evaluation Cognate
EDUC 778Program Design and Assessment3
EDUC 779Institutional Research3
EDUC 780Evaluation and Measurement Tools3
EDUC 781Compliance and Report Writing3
Total Hours12
 
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.

2

EDUC 880 must be the final course taken before enrolling in Capstone Project courses.

3

Once the student enters the Capstone Project phase (after completion of EDUC 880), they must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) until all degree requirements are completed.

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

Ed.D. students are allowed to enroll in EDUC 887, EDUC 888, EDUC 889 only one time. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Education.

2

Enrollment in EDUC 890 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 Capstone Project
  • 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

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
EDUC 758 Teaching the College Student 3
EDUC 782 Historical Perspectives of Higher Education 3
EDUC 759 College and University Administration 3
EDUC 778 Program Design and Assessment 3
 Hours12
Second Semester
EDUC 783 Economic Impact in Higher Education 3
EDUC 779 Institutional Research 3
EDUC 780 Evaluation and Measurement Tools 3
EDUC 784 Assessment & Accreditation 3
 Hours12
Second Year
First Semester
EDUC 781 Compliance and Report Writing 3
EDUC 750 Survey of Educational Research 3
EDUC 816 Applied Research 3
 Hours9
Second Semester
EDUC 850 Literature Review for Applied Research 3
EDUC 880 Applied Research Concepts & Methodology 3
 Hours6
Third Year
First Semester
EDUC 887 Capstone I 1,2 5
 Hours5
Second Semester
EDUC 888 Capstone II 1,2 5
 Hours5
Fourth Year
First Semester
EDUC 889 Capstone III 1,2 5
 Hours5
Second Semester
EDUC 890 Capstone IV 0
 Hours0
 Total Hours54
1

Once the student enters the Capstone Project phase, they must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) until all degree requirements are completed. 

2

Ed.D. students are allowed to enroll in EDUC 887, 888, 889 only one time. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Education

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