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Ph.D. in Higher Education

The new PhD program in higher education focuses on preparing future scholars, faculty, and policy analysts who will critically analyze higher education issues and chart the future of colleges and universities. Students in this program will be prepared to conduct new research and undertake leadership roles in higher education.

The PhD in Higher Education includes the following course components:

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the doctoral program, graduates will be prepared to:

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 Higher Education Administration M.A. Program will continue to be offered online, serving dual functions as MA and PhD 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
501 Allen Hall, Evansdale Campus