Our team of award-winning faculty inspire, lead, and prepare scholars for success and impact across a variety of higher education environments.

  • At the doctoral level, students seeking the Ed.D. or Ph.D. major in Educational Studies. Under this broad major, we provide a specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education, which provides academic preparation and professional development for individuals interested in the study of educational leadership and higher education or those who aspire to leadership positions in educational organizations.

    Within this specialization are three concentrations:
    1. Educational Leadership
    2. Higher Education Administration
    3. Community College Leadership

    This program is not intended for those pursuing certification as P-12 school administrators/leaders.

  • At the master's level, we offer two options for the master of arts (MA) degree in Educational Administration:

    1. Our MA in educational administration - higher education administration is as an exclusively online program designed to serve the needs of those already employed at a college or university who seek to advance their careers in administration. This program offers students the opportunity to grow their leadership   and administrative skills through a rigorous, entirely online degree.
    2. Our MA in educational administration - student affairs administration specialization is as an on-campus program designed to offer student the opportunity to grow their understanding of various student experiences and be future leaders of the profession. Students learn approaches to advising students, planning  programs, and developing policies through a deep exploration of current literature, applying theory to practical situations, and implementing solutions that  account for the diversity of the study body and the importance of equity in eduation.
  • Finally, our Community College Leadership Certificate is for individuals already employed at a community college. Individuals who are in, or aspire to an instructional leadership appointment or senior administrative position will find this program beneficial to their personal and professional advancement. The certificate can be completed as a stand-alone credential. Some students subsequently apply and are admitted to an EdD program and request that credit hours completed in the certificate program be accepted in a graduate program of study.