Higher Education and Student Affairs, PhD in Educational Studies
The doctoral program has prepared leaders for higher education and student affairs for more than seven decades. This tradition is reflected in our numerous alumni, many of whom are senior leaders and faculty in the field. Our students, too, are recognized for their involvement and leadership in and out of the classroom. Above all, our comprehensive curriculum emphasizes rigorous research and professional development, which creates strong opportunities for learning, collaboration, and community-building.
Research a variety of topics, including college students’ identity, organizational theory, policy and governance, service-learning and leadership.
The Student Personnel Assistantship Program (SPA) connects HESA students with assistantship opportunities across Ohio State’s campus.
Other possible careers paths include: provost or college/university president.
Students in these positions most commonly work in practitioner roles with campus partners. Associateships provide students with professional experience and financial support.
The Ohio State University makes these financial awards to students based on academic merit through a university-wide competition.
The College of Education and Human Ecology annually awards scholarships to its students to support their academic goals. These awards often supplement the primary funding offered through Graduate Associateships and Fellowships.
Minimum program hours
66 post-Master’s degree
Deadline to apply
Additional Application Requirements
Special Statement of Intent
- Tell us why you are interested in pursuing your graduate studies. In your response, be sure to convey how the features of the HESA Program at OSU align with your professional interests and goals.