I. Required Content (18 hours)

  • EDHI 8010 — Introduction to Higher Education in the U.S.
  • EDHI 8410 — Economic Applications to Higher Education
  • EDHI 9010 — Academic Programs in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9050 — Organization & Governance in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9060 — Social Theory and Higher Education
  • EDHI 9500 — Policy Studies in Higher Education
SELECTED COURSES:
STUDENTS SHOULD CHOOSE TWO OF THE FOLLOWING FIVE COURSES:

II. Research Core (13 hours)

  • 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 8990 — Introduction to Research in Higher Education

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 (18 hours)

This section includes 6 hours from within IHE (chosen from the courses listed below), 6 hours from outside IHE, and 6 hours from any unit.

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

  • EDHI 7650 — Applied Project in Higher Education
  • EDHI 8000 — History of American Higher Education
  • 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 9020 — Critical Issues in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9040 — Technology in the Classroom
  • EDHI 9100 — The American Professoriate
  • EDHI 9200 — Leadership in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9400 — Comparative Higher Education
  • EDHI 9500 — Policy Studies in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9630 — Critique of Literature in Higher Education
  • EDHI 9700 — Internship in Higher Education

IV. Doctoral Dissertation (12 hours combined)

First-Year Curriculum

Fall Term
  • EDHI 8010 — Introduction to Higher Education in the U.S.
  • EDHI 8990 — Introduction to Research on Higher Education
  • EDHI 9050 — Organization and Governance in Higher Education
  • EDHI 8910 — Quantitative Methods in Higher Education I (plus lab)*

*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.

Spring Term
  • EDHI 8920 — Quantitative Methods in Higher Education II (plus lab)
  • EDHI 8930 — Qualitative Methods in Higher Education
  • EDHI course of student's choice, from required content