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Doctor of Higher Education (HIED) 60 Semester Hour Program

Higher Education (HIED)

1.  Major and electives require 39 semester hours (NOT including dissertation hours) from the following:

HIED 540 

American Community College

HIED 541 

Community College Curriculum

HIED 542 

Analysis of Teaching in Higher Education

HIED 543 

Issues in Adult & Developmental Education

HIED 615 **

Intro to Higher Education

HIED 621 

Effective Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

HIED 622 


HIED 627 **

History of Higher Education in the United States

HIED 628 

Survey of Developmental Education

HIED 637 

Institutional Effectiveness and Outcomes Assessment

HIED 640 

Policymaking in Higher Education

HIED 641 

Higher Education Reform in the United States and Texas

HIED 642 

Higher Education Reform in Texas

HIED 650

Research Practicum 

HIED 651

Curriculum Development in Higher Education

HIED 653

Fundamental Theories in Community College Instructional Leadership

HIED 654

Seminar in Instructional Leadership

HIED 655

Issues in Higher Education

HIED 656

Higher Education and the Law

HIED 657

Organization and Governance in Higher Education

HIED 658

Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education

HIED 659

Finance in Higher Education

HIED 670

Diversity in Higher Education

HIED 710 **

Research Colloquium

** core courses

2.  12 semester hours of research tools:

      3 semester hours of methodology, (HIED 695)
      3 semester hours of statistics, (HIED 617)
      3 semester hours of qualitative methods, (HIED 696)
      3 semester hours of qualitative or quantitative research, (HIED
       698 or HIED 619)

3.  Plus a minimum of 9 semester credit hours of HIED 718        (Dissertation)

The student must complete 60 semester hours beyond the master’s degree, including dissertation.

A maximum of 12 hours taken before admission may be counted on degree.

All courses in the 60 hr HIED Doctoral program will be offered ONLINE.

  Undergraduate overall GPA of 2.75 or 3.00 on the last 60 undergraduate hours or a 3.40 on all master’s work and beyond, a GRE score, vita, writing sample, and references.

For International Students Please note that due to the no availability of face-to-face classes, applications will no longer be accepted from international students.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS:  Forms can be accessed HERE.

HIED Doctoral Handbook: Higher Education (HIED) Doctoral Studies Guidebook

For information email Dr. Seung Won Yoon, Department of Higher Education And Learning Technologies:

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