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Higher Education, Ph.D.

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San Antonio, TX, United States
The Higher Education Ph.D. program at University of the Incarnate Word prepares graduates to be dynamic higher education administrators and effective professors, with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to understand and facilitate needed changes and leadership in contemporary learning institutions, college classrooms and beyond.
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Overview

The Higher Education Ph.D. program at University of the Incarnate Word grants students the expertise in research methodologies and tools. Graduates contribute to academic inquiry, and apply theories to issues facing institutions, classrooms and policies.

This concentration features two strands, from which students select one: Administration or the Professorate. It prepares graduates for positions of administration or teaching in higher education. The theory-based program provides students with expertise in research methodologies and tools.

Graduates contribute to academic inquiry, and apply theories to issues facing institutions, classrooms and policies. Depending on the choice of concentration strand, graduates enter careers in higher education administration, teaching, federal and state education agencies and other education related associations. 

Students with an intended focus in the professorate must possess at least 12 hours of completed graduate course work in their content area upon entering the program, and possess 18 hours of content course work at the time of program completion.

With an emphasis on collaborative learning, the concentration values collegiality among students, among faculty and between faculty and students. Opportunities are available for active, engaged learning across the program courses. A higher education practicum in either administration or teaching, as well as directed consultation and research, is included.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Concepts of Leadership 
  • Belief Systems: A Cross-Cultural Perspective 
  • Ethics for the Profession 
  • History and Philosophy of Higher Education
  • Adult Learning and Development
  • Law in Higher Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    83

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Admission to doctoral study is restricted to applicants whose backgrounds show promise of scholarship in their field of study. For admission to the doctoral program, an applicant must submit:

  • Evidence of an earned Master’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Official transcripts of all college or university work.
  • Two letters of recommendation, one from a professional colleague or former professor.
  • Official GRE or GMAT scores.
  • Other specific criteria may be required by concentrations within the Ph.D. program.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1000 USD/credit
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  • National

    1000 USD/credit
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  • In-State

    1000 USD/credit
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Living costs for San Antonio

  • 972 - 1510 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Endowed Scholarship

Applicants must be either returning UIW students who have earned a minimum 3.6 cumulative grade point average OR high school students who meet the academic scholarship criteria established by the Admissions Office. The application is available through Financial Aid and has a March deadline each year.

  • Sister School Alumni Scholarship

Students who have received a Bachelor’s degree from one of UIW’s sister school partners will receive a 15% tuition discount towards a Master’s degree at UIW.  This award does not apply to students who are part of special programs, cohorts, and/or recruited by third parties.  

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