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Higher Education and Student Affairs, PhD in Educational Studies

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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.  

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Program Features 

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Career Paths 

Consultant
Consultant 
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University Faculty 
confident-analyst
Policy Analyst 
chief executive officer
Vice President for Student Affairs 

Other possible careers paths include: provost or college/university president.

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Degree Requirements 

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Prerequisites

Master's degree

Minimum program hours

66 post-Master’s degree

Deadline to apply

December 1

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Program start

Autumn Semester 

Additional Application Requirements

Special Statement of Intent

  1. 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.
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