Ph.D. On Campus

Adult and Higher Education

University of Oklahoma

36 months
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The doctoral program in Adult and Higher Education from University of Oklahoma is directed toward the development of scholars and practitioners in Adult and Higher Education and is intended to serve individuals who have promise of making scholarly and professional contributions to the field of Adult and Higher Education. 


Doctoral emphases within the Adult and Higher Education program include:

The Ph.D. program in Adult and Higher Education at University of Oklahoma is intended to be flexible in order to serve the professional developmental needs of the individual doctoral student. 

However, in order to enhance the success of completion of the program, all doctoral candidates are expected to take a certain number of research proficiency courses and will be expected to fulfill residence requirements.


  • Our program prepares graduates to assume leadership, administrative, teaching, and training positions in a variety of organizational settings. 
  • Our graduates compete for positions as trainers, adult educators, program planners, distance education specialists, administrators, athletics administrators, and instructors in adult education organizations, colleges and universities (including community colleges and vocational schools), governmental and military agencies, and business and industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Foundations of Qualitative Inquiry in Adult and Higher Education
  • In-Depth Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research
  • Naturalistic & Qualitative Research
  • In-Depth Approaches to Qualitative Inquiry in Educational Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods 
  • Advanced Multivariate Statistics in Educational Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


95 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • copies of all transcripts;
  • resume or curriculum vita;
  • statement of goals (see below);
  • a minimum of three letters of references (to include both academic and professional references but they cannot be from current or former EDAH faculty);
  • a sample of scholarly writing;
  • for International applicants, an acceptable TOEFL score.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Norman

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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


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