2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Doctor of Education in Higher Education

A doctoral program with two concentrations that prepares graduate students for professions in a variety of higher education settings.

The higher education concentration emphasizes developing skills in higher education administration, organizational and policy development, teaching, curriculum development, and social justice advocacy related to post-secondary institutions. The

Community college leadership concentration emphasizes developing administrative and teaching skills specifically for community college environments.

Cognate requirements
The doctoral student must have either two cognate fields (or minors) consisting of a minimum of 15 credits each or a single cognate field consisting of a minimum of 24 credits. For the 15-credit cognate, 9 credits must be taken at Ball State University; 12 credits of the 24-credit cognate must be taken at Ball State University. Cognates are offered in higher education and community college leadership. Cognates are also available in all university major fields of study for the master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees.

Credit transferred from prior graduate study at Ball State University
Per the discretion of the student’s doctoral committee, past graduate credits earned from Ball State University may be transferred into the core, research, cognate, and/or major concentration portions of the student’s curriculum. In some cases, this may include entire Ball State master’s-level programs, totaling up to 42 credits.

Dissertation
Each student is required to write a dissertation on a topic approved by the committee. Students register for DISS 799 for a total of at least 10 dissertation credits. 

Doctoral committee
The student’s doctoral committee is appointed after the student has been admitted to study for the doctoral program.—usually near the end of the first year of doctoral work. Until the committee has been appointed, the director of the doctoral program or a delegated representative will serve as the primary advisor for the student.

Residence requirement
The residence requirement for this degree is the completion of at least 15 credits in two consecutive semesters of graduate work beyond the master’s degree. Summer may be used as one of the semesters for residency purposes.

Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership, 15 credits
Designed to meet the professional needs of community college administrators, faculty and staff, as well as those who seek such positions.

Graduate Certificate Program in College and University Teaching, 15 credits
This interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in college and university teaching is designed for graduate students, adjunct, and part time faculty, and others interested in pursuing the knowledge and skills necessary for quality undergraduate and graduate teaching. In addition, students will explore the relationship between teaching, research, and service responsibilities as they are manifested in different types of institutions of higher education.

91-97 credits

Community college leadership concentration, 91-97 credits

Core required courses, 15 credits

EDCC 640The Community College

3

EDHI 610Issues in Higher Education

3

EDHI 613Administration and Finance in Higher Education

3

EDHI 675Legal Issues in Higher Education

3

EDHI 700Seminar in Higher Education

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Research requirements, 24 credits

EDHI 699Practicum in Student Affairs Administration

3

EDHI 710Advanced Research Seminar in Higher Education

3

EDPS 640Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

3

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDST 650Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

EDST 660Ethnographic Research in Education

3

EDST 671Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

ID 705Research Colloquium

1 TO 3

Total Credit Hours:24

Community college leadership major concentration, 18 credits

Required courses, 12 credits
EDCC 641Community Colleges and Diversity

3

EDCC 698Community College Leadership Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours:12
Students must take EDCC 698 three times for a total of 9 credits. 
Electives, 6 credits (select two courses from the following)
EDFO 610Women, Gender, and Education

3

EDFO 660Comparative Education

3

EDHI 601Theories of College Student Development: Higher Education Application

3

EDHI 602The American College Student

3

EDHI 609Preparing for the Professoriate: Teaching in Higher Education

3

EDHI 611Teaching and Curriculum Issues in Higher Education

3

EDHI 690Seminar in Student Affairs Administration

1 TO 3

EDHI 698Principles and Practices of Student Affairs Administration

3

EDHI 699Practicum in Student Affairs Administration

3

EDST 697The Grant Process and Research

3

Cognate(s)

24 or 30 credits

Dissertation course

10 credits from dissertation course

DISS 799Doctoral Dissertation

1 TO 24

Higher education concentration, 91-97 credits

Core required courses, 15 credits

EDCC 640The Community College

3

EDHI 610Issues in Higher Education

3

EDHI 613Administration and Finance in Higher Education

3

EDHI 675Legal Issues in Higher Education

3

EDHI 700Seminar in Higher Education

3

Research requirements, 24 credits

EDHI 699Practicum in Student Affairs Administration

3

EDHI 710Advanced Research Seminar in Higher Education

3

EDPS 640Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research

3

EDPS 641Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

EDST 650Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

EDST 660Ethnographic Research in Education

3

EDST 671Evaluation of Educational Programs

3

ID 705Research Colloquium

1 TO 3

Total Credit Hours:24

Higher education major concentration, 18 credits

Required courses, 9 credits
EDHI 601Theories of College Student Development: Higher Education Application

3

EDHI 609Preparing for the Professoriate: Teaching in Higher Education

3

EDHI 611Teaching and Curriculum Issues in Higher Education

3

Total Credit Hours:9
Electives, 9 credits (select three courses from the following)
EDCC 641Community Colleges and Diversity

3

EDCC 698Community College Leadership Seminar

3

EDFO 610Women, Gender, and Education

3

EDFO 660Comparative Education

3

EDHI 602The American College Student

3

EDHI 690Seminar in Student Affairs Administration

1 TO 3

EDHI 698Principles and Practices of Student Affairs Administration

3

EDHI 699Practicum in Student Affairs Administration

3

EDST 697The Grant Process and Research

3

Total Credit Hours:9
Cognate(s)

24 or 30 credits

Dissertation course

10 credits from dissertation course

DISS 799Doctoral Dissertation

1 TO 24

Total Credit Hours: 91-97