Total Minimum Hours:59 credit hours
Major Common Core 3 credit hours
EDG 7067Philosophies of Inquiry (3)
Research Methods & Tools (refer to the concentration for specific requirements)
Subspecialty within Concentration (Optional requirements in some Concentrations)
Cognate (Optional requirement in some Concentrations)
Interdisciplinary Focus (Optional requirement in some Concentrations)
Note: Effective Fall 2011, all concentrations must take EDG 7067 and may be used as a substitute for one of the courses in Psychological & Social Foundations for those concentrations requiring foundations courses.
Refer to the concentration area for specific dissertation requirements.
Doctoral Qualifying Examination
Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualifying Examination before admission to candidacy. (See current College of Education Graduate Handbook, www.coedu.usf.edu, click on information; also consult Faculty Program contact).
Individual areas of concentration may have variations in the requirements. For information contact the department offering the major and specialization of interest. Please be advised that major and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria.
HIGHER EDUCATION (DHA)
Offered from the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies
The Higher Education Administration concentration is a research degree that prepares individuals interested in teaching, research, and policy positions in both community colleges and universities.
Total Major requirements with this concentration:63 hours minimum
Core Requirements : 3 hours minimum
EDG 7067 Philosophies of Inquiry(3)
Measurement/Statistics/Research Design: 2 hours minimum
Research, evaluation or measurement to be determined with the students committees approval with the goal to build a robust and varied academic research background. Student should not take research courses without committee advisement.
Higher Education Core: 15 hours
EDH 7057 Introduction to Research Studies in Higher Education* (3)
EDH 6051 Higher Education in America OR
EDH 6081 Community College American Higher Education(3)
EDH 6938 Seminar in College Teaching(3)
EDH 7225 Curriculum Development in Higher Education(3)
EDH 7935 Higher Education Capstone Seminar(3)
(*must be taken early after admitted to the major)
Concentration Requirements: 21 hours minimum
Specialization courses to be chosen and approved with the students major committee, from the following list:
EDH 7505 Higher Education Finance(3)
EDH 7632 Leadership in Higher Education(3)
EDH 7633 Governing Colleges and Universities(3)
EDH 7635 Organization and Administration in Higher Education(3)
EDH 7636 Organizational Theory and Practices in Higher Education(3)
EDH 7145 Cognitive Issues in Higher Education(3)
EDH 7530 History of Higher Education(3)
EDH 7931 Critical Issues in Higher Education(3-9)
EDH 6906 Independent Study(3-9)
EDH 6947 Internship in Higher Education(3-6)
EDH 7910 Directed Research (3-9)
ADE 6385 Adult Learner(3)
SDS 7640 Student Affairs Administration(4)
There is no residency requirement.
Doctoral Qualifying Examination
Students must demonstrate satisfactory performance on the Doctoral Qualfiying Examination before admisison to candidacy.
EDH 7980 Dissertation 12 hours minimum
The Office of Graduate Studies policy is that after being admitted to candidacy, the student must register for two hours of EDH 7980 each semester until graduation.
Please be advised that major and/or course requirements are subject to change, per state legislative mandates, Florida State Department of Education program approval standards, and accreditation criteria