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Higher Education Administration  Doctoral Professional Practice


What is Higher Education Administration at WVU like?


The EdD 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.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own terms of admission and application deadlines. Applicants can only apply for admission for the terms displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: February 15
Spring: November 1
Summer: February 15

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What are the requirements to apply for Higher Education Administration at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Higher Education Administration graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Résumé /CV
  • Masters Degree Required
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation - Two
  • Essay/Writing Sample (Contact a Graduate Program Representative for a Prompt)
  • GRE

Additional considerations for applicants:

Only applications with all completed requirements will be considered for admission

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