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Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership, PhD

The Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership (HESAL) doctoral program integrates a focus on social justice and empirical research throughout the curriculum. The inquiry-based program offers students the opportunity to focus studies on leadership, college student development, higher education culture and diversity, and organizations and policy in both student affairs and broader higher education contexts. Students may focus on studies related to community colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and higher education agencies. Opportunities are provided for practical experiences under the mentorship of experienced higher education leaders.

The HESAL Ph.D. program is based upon a community of scholars' model, in which students are viewed as colleagues with progressively higher levels of responsibility and expertise. Students are admitted as a cohort group, with expectations that students will engage in collaborative research and other scholarly endeavors early in the doctoral program.

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Tuition & Fees

Total Degree Requirements

64 Credit Hours