Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration

We are currently accepting applications with a priority date of April 15 for the Fall 2018 Cohort. 

The University of West Georgia's Department of Communication Sciences and Professional Counseling offers master's programs in School Counseling (CACREP accredited), Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited), and College Student Affairs; a specialist degree in Professional Counseling; and, doctoral degrees in Professional Counseling and Supervision and Higher Education Administration. 

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration is designed to increase participants’ knowledge of college and university administration, leadership, finance management, and their overall ability to address and solve critical issues affecting higher education.

This program aims to teach students how to appropriately and effectively address critical issues in higher education administration through critical analysis and reflective thought, and teach students to understand, analyze, and utilize literature to influence decisions in higher education. Additionally, our students will be able to conduct and review institutional assessments in order to analyze policy and program effectiveness to make informed decisions. Students who graduate from this program should be able to understand the intricacies and nuances of higher education. Our students will also be able to identify legal issues and changes that affect practice in higher education. Finally, students will be able to identify personal values and ethics as it influences their professional practice. 

The program includes a mandatory 2 and 1/2 day orientation each summer for new students on the campus of the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, GA. After this, all course work including projects, assignments, discussions, written work, and dissertation will be exclusively online. The orientation dates are currently May 31 and June 1.