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


Program Format

Program composition and size

The McBee Institute faculty seek to build a diverse cohort comprised of experienced professionals with solid academic preparation and diverse backgrounds in postsecondary education. The cohort is intentionally limited to fewer than 20 participants, which is conducive to building a cohesive community among the executive students and the McBee faculty.

Program dates

The next executive cohort launches in January 2026, and applications will be accepted beginning April 2025. For full consideration, applications should be submitted no later than September 15. 

Cohorts meet three times per semester for intensive weekends (Thursday-Sunday) across two calendar years (See 2024-2025 dates). 

In January 2024, the initial cohort meeting took place at the University of Georgia in Athens. Subsequent meetings are held in Atlanta, Georgia (unless noted otherwise).

During the first summer, students travel to the Netherlands for a week-long intensive study of comparative higher education at the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies. The following summer, the cohort travels to D.C. for a seminar focused on federal and state policy. 

Graduation is held on the UGA campus in December of year two.

Due to the intensive nature of the program, attendance at all sessions is imperative. Please verify dates carefully.

Program location

Courses are taught in UGA's Terry Executive Education Center (TEEC) in the Buckhead section of Atlanta. TEEC features state-of-the-art AV equipment, tiered executive classrooms, private break-out rooms, onsite parking, and convenient access to restaurants and specialty shops.

TEEC is also a short walk from the program hotel, the JW Marriott on Lenox Road. The Marriott hotel sits adjacent to the Lenox MARTA station, which provides easy transportation to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International airport.

Atlanta JW Marriott Buckhead 

Hotel & Conference Center

3405 Lenox Road NE

Atlanta, Georgia 30326


UGA Terry Executive Education Center

Live Oak Square

3745 Lenox Road NE, Suite 300

Atlanta, Georgia 30326


Program cost

The Executive Doctorate program charges a combined tuition and program fee that includes all meals, lodging, course materials, and some domestic/international travel expenses. It does not include travel expenses to-and-from program meeting sites (including domestic/international seminars).

For tuition information, visit the bursars page

For additional questions, contact us at

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.