Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration

University of West Georgia
Degree Level Doctoral
Total Credit Hours 60

Program Description

This program aims to teach students how to appropriately and effectively address critical issues in higher education administration through critical analysis and reflective thought, and teach them to understand, analyze, and utilize literature to influence decisions in higher education. Additionally, our students will be able to conduct and review institutional assessments in order to analyze policy and program effectiveness to make informed decisions. Students who graduate this program will be able to understand the intricacies and nuances of higher education finance and advancement. Our students will also be able to identify legal issues and changes that affect practice in higher education. Finally, students will be able to identify personal values and ethics as it influences their professional practice.

Admissions Information

  • All applicants to the Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration must have a Master's degree or higher, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all graduate coursework.
  • We also prefer 3-5 years of supervisory or budgetary full-time professional experience in a higher education setting.
  • Official transcripts from all schools that have conferred degrees (Bachelor's, Master's, etc.) are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Graduate Admissions Office.
  • Writing Sample: In 2-3 double spaced pages, discuss with references a current issue facing higher education.
  • Letter of intent articulating professional goals and reasons for applying to the program.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Support from:
    • Previous faculty member
    • Direct supervisor
    • A reference of the applicant's choosing unrelated to the applicant
    • The Electronic Recommendation Request forms will be available after your application has been submitted online.
  • Interview with faculty


Graduate Admissions

College of Education
Dr. Dena Kniess

Program Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges