Higher Education Administration
The Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare graduates for positions in higher education administration, faculty and research and policy. Students benefit from a Common Leadership Core experience with students from other educational leadership programs to gain an understanding of common and divergent interests and issues between all levels of education and leadership positions across these levels.
They also benefit from a Higher Education Core designed to provide breadth across critical areas of HIED and from a specialization within HIED, which may include: Academic Affairs/Curriculum and Assessment, College Student Development, Administration, Organizations, and Policy, or an Individualized Specialization. A cognate outside the Higher Education Administration program allows for in-depth study in a field related to student interests and intended practice, and a Research Core emphasizes the importance of producing original research as well as the ability to critically evaluate and effectively apply published scholarship to problems of practice.
The Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare graduates for positions in higher education administration, faculty and research and policy.
- Executive, administrative (business administration, academic affairs, and student affairs) and faculty support placements.
- Higher education administrators held about 161,800 jobs in 2012, and employment in this area is projected to grow 15% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.
- Faculty positions
- Policy positions
- Higher education administrators work at colleges, universities, community colleges and technical schools.
Course Delivery OptionsBlended
Program Application RequirementsResume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Writing Sample
Program Application Test RequirementsGRE
Fall DeadlineJune 1
Summer DeadlineDo Not Admit
Admissions RequirementsResume/CV, 3 Letters of recommendation, Personal Statement, Writing Sample
English Proficiency Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.
WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.