Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration

The University of West Georgia's Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology offers master's programs in School Counseling (CACREP accredited), Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP accredited), and College Student Affairs; a specialist degree in Professional Counseling; and, doctoral degrees in Professional Counseling and Supervision and Higher Education Administration. Our Department embraces diversity across dimensions, including race, ethnicity and national origins, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, ability, and religion. We are committed to helping and supporting students in and out of the classroom, who have been and are feeling marginalized. Additionally, the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Speech-Language Pathology denounces institutional and systemic racism. In accordance with our program’s specific professional organizations, we are committed to making actionable steps toward dismantling these systems and working toward equity and inclusion for students and student groups who experience discrimination and marginalization.

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration is a fully online program designed to increase participants’ knowledge of college and university administration, leadership, finance management, and their overall ability to address and solve critical issues affecting higher education.

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 students 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 from this program should be able to understand the intricacies and nuances of higher education. 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.

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