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Doctor of Education in
Higher Education Administration

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare graduates for positions in higher education administration, faculty and research, and policy. Students in the program benefit from:

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University President E. Gordon Gee speaking in the Higher Education Administration Leadership and Organization class. 






Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the EdD in HIED, graduates will be prepared to:

  • Create original research that advances the field of higher education;
  • Be reflective, ethical, and effectual leaders of higher education organizations and institutions;
  • Apply research and theory to the practice of higher education administration;
  • Critically evaluate scholarship, policy, and practice in order to promote equity, access, and social justice.

Program Delivery

The doctoral program will follow a hybrid format, with some classes offered fully online, others offered as hybrid face-to-face and online, and the remainder offered in face-to-face format. Face-to-face classes will be conducted on weeknights or weekends, in order to accommodate the needs of students who may be traveling distances of three or more hours.

Courses offered online as part of the HIED M.A. Program will continue to be offered online, serving dual functions as MA and Ed.D. courses. Instructors will differentiate assignments to tailor learning activities for Masters and Doctoral students.

Program Contact

Higher Education Administration Program Office
Dr. Nathan Sorber
(304) 293-5928
nathan.sorber@mail.wvu.edu