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College of Education, Health and Human Services

School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


The Educational Specialist in Educational Administration–Higher Education  provides continuing educational opportunities for practitioners who wish to hold professional leadership positions such as a director of instruction, a special subject/area coordinator, or a director of staff development.

The Ph.D. in Educational Administration–Higher Education prepares highly effective higher education administrators and staff professionals who possess the skills and competencies required to meet the varied challenges facing two-year, four-year, and graduate institutions and communities today, and to help shape educational institutions in the future.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), 3.0 GPA, GRE, goal statement, two letters of recommendation, resume or vita and interview. Admission into the Ph.D. also requires a master's degree.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Graduation Requirements

Ed.S: This degree requires a minimum of 30 hours of planned graduate study beyond the master’s degree.

Ph.D: After admission to the Ph.D. degree program, students plan a program of study with their respective faculty advisory committee headed by their advisor. Students’ programs may include at least one appropriate graduate-level minor or cognate as well as the major.