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Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership and Education Specialization in Higher Education Administration

Miami Shores * St. Petersburg

"This doctoral program is centered on the student, not the faculty."

Carmen McCrink, PhD
Associate Professor and Director of
PhD in Leadership and Education Programs

The PhD in Leadership and Education with a specialization in Higher Education Administration is diversified in scope and can prepare a student for teaching and administrative positions in community colleges, four year colleges, and universities, or a career path in the industry.

This doctoral program prepares you to positively contribute to areas such as research, policy development, law, history of education, and the teaching/learning process. Through a diversified curriculum, you will be exposed to leadership theories, dynamics of change, and the integration of a cybernetics framework and be prepared to work toward a research platform and teaching agenda that complement the higher education context.

At a Glance

This program requires that you complete a minimum of 54 post-master’s credits. These credits are distributed as follows:

12 credits - Leadership Foundations
15 credits - Higher Education Administration Core
3 credits - Higher Education Administration Elective
18 credits - Research
6 credits - Dissertation
54 credits - TOTAL

Accommodating Working Professionals

Each class meets once a week in the evenings throughout the semester. The program is purposefully designed for the working professional pursuing a doctoral degree. By enrolling in two classes per semester, a doctoral student who works full-time can complete the required courses in 3 years or less. Review the Adrian Dominican School of Education Dissertation Handbook regarding an approximate timeframe for the completion of dissertation work.

Mentorship

At Barry University, the student-teacher ratio is small so you always receive personal attention from the distinguished faculty. From your first semester until the completion of your dissertation, the faculty mentors and takes a keen interest in your professional development.

An Affordable Education

Barry is committed to making your education affordable. You may qualify for financial aid and tuition discounts for educators.

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