Higher Education Leadership – Executive Track – Ed.D.

Educational and Psychological Studies

Higher Education Leadership - Executive Track


Next Cohort - Fall 2018.

The Higher Education Leadership's Executive Track is an innovative design tailored to meet the needs of working professionals aspiring to senior leadership positions in educational organizations, colleges, and universities.

Format & Timeline (see Sample Semester Schedule)

The University of Miami's Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Executive Track is explicitly designed such that students can further their studies without career interruption.

  • Rigorous executive-style format. Courses are offered on weekends (monthly) to meet the needs of working professionals, and a cohort design allows students to develop meaningful relationship, support one another, and learn from the diverse experiences of fellow educators.
  • Intensive timeline. A total of 60 credits beyond the master's degree are required to earn the Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Miami. Students enroll in courses year-around, and most are able to complete the doctorate in approximately three and a half years (11 consecutive semesters).

Required Coursework

EPS 737 Organization and Administration of Higher Education I
EPS 742 Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to Present
EPS 744 Student Diversity in American Higher Education
EPS 745 Organization of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance
EPS 746 College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice
EPS 748 Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice
EPS 749 Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management
EPS 751 Seminar in Higher Education: Contemporary Issues

Select 9 credit hours from the following or as otherwise approved:

EPS 625 Program Evaluation
EPS 700 Quantitative Methods I
EPS 701 Introduction to Research Methods
EPS 702 Quantitative Methods II
EPS 703 Applied Multivariate Statistics
EPS 704 Computer Applications in Educational and Behavioral Science Research
EPS 705 Measurement and Psychometric Theory
EPS 706 Categorical Data Analysis
EPS 708 An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Multivariable Data
EPS 714 Qualitative Methods I
EPS 715 Qualitative Methods II: Case Studies and Grounded Theory

Select 12 credit hours from the following or as otherwise approved:

EPS 738 Effective Teaching in Higher Educatioon
EPS 739 The Community College
EPS 740 Administration of Student Affairs
EPS 741 Basic Skills in Counseling & Interviewing
EPS 743 Psychological Bases of Education
EPS 747 Critical Issues in Student Affairs
EPS 750 Seminar in Higher Education/Enrollment Management: Contemporary Issues
EPS 753 Internship in Teaching
EPS 754 Practicum: Administration of Higher Education
EPS 755 Group Dynamics and Communication Skills
EPS 764 Workshop in Education
EPS 765 Workshop in Education
EPS 766 Workshop in Education
EPS 752 Dissertation Proposal Seminar
EPS 830 Pre-Candidacy Dissertation Research
EPS 835 Doctor of Education Dissertation
EPS 840 Post-Candidacy Dissertation Research

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Program Director

Carol - Anne Phekoo

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Educational and Psychological Studies; Program Director, Higher Education Program


Room: Merrick Building 311-A