University of South Florida

College of Education
Higher Education Programs
Department of Adult, Career and Higher Education

Tampa, Florida 33620
Phone: 813.974.3420

Degrees Offered

Ph.D. in Higher Education/Community College Administration; Ph.D. in College Teaching; Ed.D. in College Leadership; M.A. in Junior College Teaching; Graduate Certificate in College Teaching (18 semester hours)

Program Emphasis

The intent of the Ed.D. degree in College Leadership at the University of South Florida is to develop the competencies of educational practitioners in two- and four-year colleges and to obtain and synthesize knowledge for the solution of educational problems and practices. The Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration prepares individuals interested in teaching and research positions in community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. In addition, individuals who intend to pursue state and national policy positions are enrolled in both the Ed.D. and the Ph.D. programs, depending upon their areas of interest.

Higher education courses are offered on the main USF-Tampa campus. All classes are held in the evenings or on Saturdays, year round. A few selected support courses in the doctoral program (such as statistics) are typically scheduled on the Tampa campus during weekday evenings (not Saturdays).

Related Courses
  • Community College in America
  • Higher Education in America
  • Seminar in College Teaching
  • History of Higher Education
  • Organization and Administration of Higher Education
  • Organizational Theories and Practice in Higher Education
  • Governing Colleges and Universities
  • Curriculum Development in Higher Education
  • Globalization and Higher Education
  • Policy and Legal Dimensions of Higher Education
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Leadership in Higher Education
  • Critical Issues in Higher Education: Powerful Pedagogies
  • Higher Education Capstone Seminar

For More Information

James Eison