Higher Education On-Campus Ph.D. – Higher Education

Higher Education On-Campus Ph.D. Program

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed for individuals interested in postsecondary research and/or policy analysis.

Imagine yourself as a faculty member at one of the nation’s leading research institutions or developing progressive education policy alongside leaders in the field. The curriculum in this on-campus Ph.D. program is focused on preparing students for academic or research-based position by combining concepts from economics, public policy, sociology, and organizational theory. Graduating students are prepared for research, faculty, and administrative positions through a combination of core, research-based, and elective, coursework.

Students of this program establish an independent research agenda, develop the ability to contribute to the scholarly literature, and form a connection to policy evaluation. Graduates of this program work in a variety of state policy, research, and teaching positions within state education agencies and postsecondary institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

Additional information about the On-campus Ph.D. program can be obtained by contacting the Program Coordinator, Dr. Justin Ortagus.

Program Requirements

  • bachelor’s, master’s, or terminal degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a degree deemed equivalent by the University Of Florida Office Of Admission.
  • minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.
  • An acceptable grade point average for previous graduate work.

For additional questions or concerns about the On-campus Ph.D. program not addressed on the webpage, contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Justin Ortagus. To check on the status of your application please email Angela Rowe.

Program Overview

  • Entry: Fall
  • Typical course load: varies
  • Full-time/Part-time: Full-time/Part-time
  • Application Deadline: January 15th
  • Average Class Size: 10-15 Students
  • Program Completion: ~5 years