University of North Texas

College of Education

Higher Education


PO Box 311307

3940 N. Elm, Suite G150

Denton, TX 76207

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ed.D., Ph.D.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The doctoral degree programs in Higher Education at the University of North Texas provide you valuable opportunities to:

  • Acquire knowledge about research, theory and practices applicable to higher education domestically and internationally
  • Assess and participate in the practice of higher education administration and research
  • Conduct and evaluate applied and basic research in higher education
  • Study past, present and emerging patterns for organizational and professional administrative practices in higher education leadership and research

Our degree programs

The Doctor of Philosophy degree serves students interested in scholarly research, exploration and teaching of higher education. This degree is appropriate if you want to be in a(n):

  • Academic teaching or research position in a graduate program, institute or center for the study of higher education
  • Applied research or senior leadership position in a higher learning institution, medical center, government agency, consortium of a higher education institution or higher education professional association
  • Senior leadership position in a comprehensive or doctoral/research university
  • Research or senior leadership position in a statewide higher education coordinating agency or multi-campus system office

The Doctor of Education degree is for students interested in applying theory and research to higher education. The degree qualifies you for a(n):

  • Administrative or staff position in a state or regional higher education coordinating or governing agency
  • Administrative leadership position with a higher education accrediting agency, professional association or consortium
  • Middle-management administrative position in student affairs, administrative and business affairs, or development/advancement in higher education
  • Senior leadership position in a college or university

The curricula for each degree program focus on teaching and practicing academic integrity and ethical behaviors as professionals and individuals.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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