Education Ph.D. in Education and Human Resources – HEL Higher Education Leadership Specialization (online with classroom component)
Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Studies About the Higher Education Leadership Specialization
The Higher Education Leadership doctoral specialization will prepare you to take on senior administrative or faculty roles at institutions of higher education and related organizations. You’ll leave the program with a strong understanding of higher education structures and systems, equity and justice, and how to be a transformational leader.
This program is a 60-credit doctoral degree focused on research and on higher education administration.
A Program that Meets You Where You Are
If you’re already working at a higher education institution and looking to grow your knowledge and skills as a scholar-practitioner, this program is designed with you in mind.
Delivered in a hybrid format, the coursework is primarily online with two face-to-face courses per year delivered at CSU’s main campus in Fort Collins. This combination helps to offer a flexible program from a reputable institution while allowing you to develop strong connections within your cohort.
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Courses delivered online with annual in-person components on CSU’s main campus
Taught by renowned faculty
Designed to Help You Meet Your Goals
You want to take on senior leadership roles on campus and in organizations, and learn how to apply research and theory to your practice.
This program will prepare you to advance your career in positions in a variety of areas, including:
- Enrollment management
- Student services
- Higher education administration
- Academic support leadership
- Housing and auxiliary services
You’ll be able to apply what you’re learning in class to real-world situations, showing your current employer that you are committed to making an impact. Many of our students are promoted while still in the program.