Skip to main content
Skip to main menu Skip to spotlight region Skip to secondary region Skip to UGA region Skip to Tertiary region Skip to Quaternary region Skip to unit footer



I. Required Content (21 hours)

A.  Required Context Courses:

(students must enroll in each of the following courses)

  • EDHI 8010 - Higher Education in the United States
  • EDHI 8990 - Introduction to Research in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9050 - Organization & Governance in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9070 - College Choice, Access & Success

B. Required Disciplinary Courses:

(students must enroll in 3 of the 4 following courses)

  • EDHI 8000 - History of American Higher Education
  • EDHI 8410 - Economic Applications to Higher Education
  • EDHI 9060 - Social Theory and Higher Education
  • EDHI 9500 - Policy Studies in Higher Education

II. Required Research (17 hours)

  • EDHI 8910 - Quantitative Methods in Higher Education I *
  • EDHI 8910L - Quantitative Methods in Higher Education I Lab *
  • EDHI 8920 - Quantitative Methods in Higher Education II 
  • EDHI 8920L - Quantitative Methods in Higher Education II Lab
  • EDHI 8930 - Qualitative Methods in Higher Education
  • EDHI XXXX - Advanced Qualitative Methods
  • Advanced methods Course in Quant or Qual

One additional three hour methods course is required beyond the courses listed above. Here students are encouraged to develop their methodological specialty. Students may choose, with adviser approval, a course that focuses on qualitative methods, case-study methods, or advanced quantitative methods, for example.

* NOTE: Students entering the program without exposure to coursework covering principles of basic inferential statistics should enroll in EDHI 8910 and EDHI 8910L (or an equivalent) prior to taking EDHI 8920.

III. Cognate/Electives (12 hours)

At least 6 credit hours of cognate/electives must be IHE course offerings.

The full list of courses available through the McBee Institute of Higher Education can be found in the course description section of the webpage.

A. Content-Specific IHE Courses:

  • EDHI 8200 - Institutional Research
  • EDHI 8300 - The Law and Higher Education
  • EDHI 8400 - Finance and Higher Education
  • EDHI 8600 - Assessment in Higher Education
  • EDHI 8700 - State Systems of Higher Education
  • EDHI 8960 - Intro to US Postsecondary Education National DataSets
  • EDHI 9010 - Academic Programs in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9040 - Technology in the Classroom
  • EDHI 9100 - The American Professoriate
  • EDHI 9200 - Leadership in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9210 - Strategy and Management in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9400 - Comparative Higher Education

B. Flexibility Focused IHE Courses:

  • EDHI 7650 - Applied Project in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9020 - Critical Issues in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9630 - Critique of Literature in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9700 - Internship in Higher Education

C. Non-IHE Courses

IV. Doctoral Dissertation (12 hours combined)

Support us

We appreciate your financial support. Your gift is important to us and helps support critical opportunities for students and faculty alike, including lectures, travel support, and any number of educational events that augment the classroom experience. 

Click Here to Learn More About Giving

Every dollar given has a direct impact upon our students and faculty.