Oct 18, 2021  
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
UofM 2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Higher and Adult Education, (EdD)

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Doctor of Education (EdD)

Program objectives are: (1) development of skills in leadership, higher education or adult education, policy formulation, implementation, and evaluation; (2) development of research skills such as data and the relationship to organizational effectiveness; and (3) knowledge and understanding within a concentration area.

Program Admission

  1. Each applicant must submit a completed application packet to the Graduate School that includes:
    • A completed admissions application, and
    • An official report of Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
    • Official transcripts for all prior undergraduate and graduate courses
    • In addition, each applicant must submit the following to the Department of Leadership.
      • Professional resume
      • Two-to-three page statement of academic and professional goals,
      • Three letters of recommendation
    • The admission committee may request a personal interview.

The admission decision will be based on a holistic profile that includes, but is not limited to, information contained in the completed application packet described above and obtained during the personal interview. Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the departmental office to obtain admission forms and a more completed statement of admission guidelines for the higher and adult education program.

Deadline for submission of all application material is February 15 for the summer and fall semesters, and October 1 for the spring semester.

Program Requirements

Core Requirements

A minimum of 54 semester hours beyond the master’s degree, including the core requirements of LEAD 8001 , LEAD 8003 , LEAD 8500 , HIAD 8412 , HIAD 8415 , HIAD 8403 , EDPR 8541 , EDPR 8542 , and 1 additional research methods course approved by the advisor; 9 hours of dissertation; and 18 hours approved in the concentration. Students should familiarize themselves with the Thesis/Dissertation Preparation Guide before starting to write the dissertation.


The following policies in the Department of Leadership are exceptions to the policies of the Graduate School:

  1. Graduate students must complete the doctoral program within ten (10) calendar years.
  2. A maximum of twelve (12) hours of transfer credit/credits earned as nondegree can be counted toward the degree.


A minimum of a “B” grade must be earned in all courses as indicated on the program of study for HIAD doctoral programs.

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