Higher Education On-Campus Ph.D. Program

The Higher Education Administration Ph.D. program faculty are focused on creating cutting edge research which tackles the challenging issues facing higher education today. Our faculty encompass a wide variety of research interests and backgrounds, including policy, finance, economics, law, student affairs, and community colleges. While some of our faculty have spent their careers in the research of higher education, others have had extensive careers working in higher education administration before coming to the faculty. These backgrounds come together to form a synergy of research and teaching, theory and practice, study and application, that informs all we do. The Higher Education Administration program houses two research centers:

The Institute of Higher Education

Founded in 1968, The Institute of Higher Education (IHE) at the University of Florida conducts cutting-edge research and offers data-driven recommendations for higher education administrators and policymakers seeking to better understand the critical problems facing higher education at the local, state, and national level. IHE partners with individual colleges and state systems to provide rigorous and innovative assessment of current practices and policies aimed at improving student access and success.

The Education Policy Research Center:

The Education Policy Research Center (EPRC) is an independent research center that unites an interdisciplinary array of nationally prominent scholars from across the university to provide the depth and scale of research needed to affect education policy in meaningful ways.  At its core EPRC’s mission is to stimulate and support scholarly research on relevant and timely education policy issues and to disseminate the findings widely to students, scholars, and policymakers.