Ph. D. Online

Higher Education Administration

University of West Georgia

24 months
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The Phd degree in Higher Education Administration at University of West Georgia is an applied doctorate with an emphasis on the application of applied knowledge through continued practice and research.


The program objectives and outcomes were developed and designed utilizing the NASPA/ACPA Professional Competencies.  

We further used the competencies to develop the courses needed to transition professionals from intermediate to advanced competencies that best serve students seeking to work in leadership roles.

Key Features 

The Higher Education Administration program at University of West Georgia consists of 60 credit hours.

  • 30 credit hours in content areas
  • 15 credit hours in applied research courses
  • 15 Credit hours in Dissertation

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • History of Higher Education
  • Organizational Theory
  • Advanced Seminar in Leadership
  • Critical Issues and Trends in Higher Education
  • Analysis of Higher Education Literature
  • Advanced Legal Issues and Policy Analysis

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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60 alternative credits


  • Regular mandatory meetings

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
151 (verbal)
142 (quantitative)
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended, undergraduate and graduate
  • Writing Sample: In 2-3 double spaced pages, discuss with references a current issue facing higher education.
  • Letter of intent articulating professional goals and reasons for applying to the program.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 Letters of Support from
  • Interview with faculty

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