Student Affairs, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Phd students in Student Affairs are required to take 66 credits beyond the Master's degree. In addition to major and elective courses, each concentration requires 15 to 18 credits in research methods and 12 credits of dissertation research.

After students have completed most of their course work, a take-home comprehensive examination is required.

Doctoral students are required to complete 66 credits beyond the Master's degree including 12 credits of EDCP899, nine credits of electives, and nine credits in a professional concentration. Students can complete a three-credit internship as part of the elective requirement.

Required courses include:

Course Title Credits
Required courses:
EDHI750International Higher Education3
EDCP774Advanced Seminar in Theories of College Student Development3
EDCP775Facilitating Student Learning in Higher Education3
EDCP776Social Justice in Student Affairs and Higher Education3
EDCP870Professional Issues Seminar3
EDCP871Student Affairs Doctoral Capstone Seminar3
EDHI672Modes of Inquiry in Education Research3
EDCP742Examining College Environments and Outcomes3
EDCP772Research in Student Affairs3
HESI773Designing Qualitative Research in Counseling and Student Affairs Contexts3
Quantitative Methods course3
Advanced Research Methods/Methodology course3
Specialization Requirements
Select nine credits in a professional concentration9
Dissertation Research Requirements
EDCP899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits66