The focus of the program is on the professional development of post-secondary or private sector leaders who have a strong desire to enhance their knowledge of leadership principles and to become more effective leaders in their organizations.
All students in the PPSL concentration will move through the degree programs as part of an online cohort group. Cohort students will begin the program in the same semester and continue through the program with the same group, taking two credit courses each semester, except for two 6-hour courses, until the program is completed.
Master of Education
The master's degree with a concentration in Student Personnel is appropriate for entry or mid-level staff in higher education. Graduates of this master's program will increase their knowledge of leadership principles and have the ability to become more effective members of their organizations.
The master's degree program of study consists of 36 credit hours taken in consecutive semesters. Students will also complete an appropriate field or action research project at the end of the program. Please contact Dr. Don Good, the Student Personnel Concentration Advisor, with any questions.
Doctor of Education
For students with a valid master's degree, the program of study requires a minimum of 66 credit hours. Students with valid educational specialist degrees have a program of study calling for a minimum of 42 credit hours. The students will also complete an appropriate, supervised internship and submit a portfolio of 10 approved residency activities.
The Qualifying Examination is administered toward the end of the required coursework and encompasses knowledge and ideas from these courses. Upon satisfactory completion of both the written and oral segments, students enroll in dissertation hours and begin their research project