The Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of the interrelated societal and organizational dimensions of higher education, in preparation for senior administrative, policy development and management posts in colleges and universities, as well as government agencies and foundations, or for careers in teaching and research. The program offers the opportunity to focus in areas, such as administration and education policy, international and comparative higher education, organizational culture and change, and the academic profession.
General Higher Education Program Approach
Courses generally meet once a week in the evening. Study is available on a full- or part-time basis for either focus.
The small size of the Ph.D. program at Seton Hall University allows for frequent faculty interaction and close work with your adviser. We are committed to maintaining a small, selective and focused program that will prepare our graduates to pursue a range of possible careers.
The Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, Management and Policy also offers a concentration in Education Research, Assessment, and Program Evaluation.
What Can I Do with a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership?
With a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership, graduates are prepared for advanced roles in higher education administration and leadership. They can lead change and innovation within colleges and universities, shape policy in higher education program development, and contribute to the improvement of educational systems. This degree equips higher education professionals with deep insights into higher education leadership, allowing them to tackle complex challenges in higher education administration. Their expertise paves the way for careers as university administrators, policy makers, and leaders in educational organizations.