Doctor of Education in Higher Education
The following criteria will be used to assess a student’s application for admission into the doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. No single criterion can adequately predict a student’s probable success in graduate work; as such, candidates for admission to the doctoral programs are evaluated on the following criteria:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Completion of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university
Grade point average from all previous graduate work (minimum of 3.5 required)
Educational leadership essay
Statement of professional goals
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ Englsh Language Proficiency requirements as listed in the Graduate Academic Information section.
Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or higher from the United States or English-speaking Canada are not required to submit the TOEFL
Students seeking the Doctor of Education degree at the University of North Dakota must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies as well as particular requirements set forth by the Educational Leadership Department.
The Ed.D. program in Higher Education is designed primarily for practitioners preparing for college and university administration positions.
A minimum of 96 semester credit hours of course work beyond the bachelor’s degree.
Maintenance of at least a 3.0 GPA for all classes completed as a graduate student.
Completion of a dissertation, which incorporates independent work that is an original contribution to knowledge.
With approval of a student’s Faculty Advisory Committee, up to 30 credits from a master’s degree may betransferred from another institution.
Successful completion of comprehensive examinations in Educational Leadership and Educational Foundations and Research.
Successful completion of a final examination.
|Minor/Master's transfer credits (30 credits)||30|
|Higher Education Common Core (18 credits):|
|HE 532||Principles and Practices in Higher Education||3|
|HE 536||Leading and Learning in Higher Education||3|
|HE 538||College Student Experiences||3|
|HE 549||Dissertation Orientation||2|
|T&L 541||History of Higher Education in the United States||3|
|T&L 543||Scholarly Writing||3|
|Educational Foundations (12 credits):|
|Advanced Foundations elective 1||3|
|Advanced Foundations elective 2||3|
|Advanced Foundations elective 3||3|
|Advanced Foundations elective 4||3|
|Scholarly Tools (6 credits):|
|(Prerequsite: EFR 515 or equivalent)|
|EFR 510||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|EFR 516||Statistics II||3|
|Administration Emphasis (20 credits):|
|Core (9 credits):|
|HE 563||Academic Administration in Higher Education||3|
|HE 570||Higher Education Law||3|
|HE 576||Higher Education Planning and Finance||3|
|Electives (11 credits):|
|Selected with consent of advisor||11|
|Individualized Emphasis (20 credits):|
|Electives selected with consent of advisor and faculty from area of specialization||20|