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School of Education
Lewis Towers 11th Floor
820 N. Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education
The PhD in Higher Education program draws upon a rich, interdisciplinary theoretical and research base to illuminate thought and practice in postsecondary education in the United States. Students gain holistic and critical perspectives on college and university policies and practices. More specifically, students examine the roots of scientific inquiry and its bearing on research in the field of education. In addition to research-based coursework, a focused dissertation research project that advances knowledge in the field of higher education is required.
Students are prepared for a career in college teaching and educational research as well as for administrative positions in higher education institutions, higher education-related agencies, boards, and commissions. This degree is conferred by The Graduate School. Typically several years of full-time work experience (i.e., administration and/or teaching) in higher education is required.
Applicants to the EdD program in School Psychology must hold a valid Professional Educator License in IL or hold a school psychology license in another state and be eligible to obtain licensure as a school psychologist in Illinois (see Admission page for details).
The courses offered in the fall and spring semesters are online. Students are expected to take courses during the summer, which are online and on campus at the Water Tower campus.
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999