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The Adult and Higher Education doctoral program includes an EdD (114 credits*) and a PhD (120 credits*) track available for both Community College Leadership and Leadership in Higher Education options. 

*Up to 36 credits from an approved master's program may be transferable

 

Curriculum overview

During Fall, Winter, and Spring courses are offered in a hybrid format. Face-to-face class sessions are held Thursday afternoon, all day Friday, and Saturday morning in Portland. Summer classes are fully online. Each term a student will take a practical/applied course and a theory/research course. Being a member of the cohort is an integral part of the learning experience. 

 

It is suggested that you plan for an average of eight to ten hours of reading, research and writing on a weekly basis. You can expect to complete the program in four years.

 

Example program of study for EdD students

Example program of study for PhD students

A dissertation is required to complete the program.

 

EdD-Specific Program Requirements

Degree Purpose: To develop the ability to apply research to practice and for developing practitioner knowledge

Internship: 6 credits of internship, practice-focused

Dissertation: 24 hours of dissertation credits (minimum)

Total Credits: 114

 

PhD-Specific Program Requirements

Degree Purpose: To develop the research competencies of students who are interested in generating new knowledge in the field of higher education

Internship: 3 credits of internship, research-focused

Dissertation: 36 hours of dissertation credits (minimum)

Total Credits: 120

 

YEAR 1

Fall

AHE 643 Organization Theory-Higher Education (3 credit hybrid)

AHE 517 Education and Work (3 credit hybrid)

Winter

AHE 638 History of Higher Education (3 credit hybrid)

AHE 653 Instructional Leader (3 credit hybrid)

Spring

AHE 621 Leadership in Student Services (3 credit hybrid)

AHE 612 Research Perspectives in Education (3 credit hybrid)

Summer

AHE 582 Legal Issues in Higher Education (3 credit online)

AHE 618 Qualitative Analysis in Educational Research (3 credit online)

 

YEAR 2

Fall

AHE 613 Research Analysis & Interpretation in Education (3 credit hybrid)

AHE 611 Quantitative Analysis in Educational Research I (3 credit hybrid)

Winter

AHE 614 Advanced Research Methods (3 credit hybrid)

AHE 616 Quantitative Analysis in Educational Research II (3 credit hybrid)

Spring

AHE 640 Higher Education Administration (3 credit hybrid)

AHE 615 Research Issues (3 credit hybrid)

Summer

AHE 645 Ethical Practice (3 credit online)

AHE 575 Educational Finance (3 credit online)

 

YEAR 3

Fall

AHE 603 Dissertation Credits (credits vary)

Typically students take their preliminary written and oral exam.

Winter

AHE 603 Dissertation Credits (credits vary)

Spring

AHE 603 Dissertation Credits (credits vary)

Summer

AHE 603 Dissertation Credits (credits vary)

 

YEAR 4+

AHE 603 Dissertation Credits (credits vary)

 

For more information, contact:

Pending new program lead starting in mid-September, in the interim, contact:

Lindsay Andrews
Adult & Higher Education Program Lead
lindsay.andrews@oregonstate.edu
(541) 737-3574