Educational Administration (Higher Education) - Doctor of Philosophy

Educational Leadership Doctoral Program (ELDP)

The Doctor of Philosophy is a research-oriented degree. Coursework and internships are directed toward developing research proficiencies in educational leadership. The Ph.D. also requires additional hours of coursework in an approved cognate area.

Admission

The department requires applicants to complete a Doctoral Admissions Portfolio. Specific details and criteria are available from the School of Teacher Prepartation, Administration and Leadership (TPAL) or on the website at https://ela.nmsu.edu/index/academics/docpage/. 

For More Information

Please do not hesitate to contact the School of TPAL if you have any questions related to ELDP.  Feel free to send an e-mail message to edmandev@nmsu.edu or call (575) 646-3825.

Required Courses

Prefix Title Credits
ELA 620Doctoral Seminar3
ELA 622Quantitative Research I3
ELA 623Qualitative Research I3
ELA 630Concepts of Leadership in Education3
ELA 635Scholarly Writing and the Southwest Border3
ELA 650Higher Education Law3
ELA 655Higher Education Finance and Funding3
ELA 670Advanced Internship6
ELA 671Foundations of Educational Administration3
ELA 682Quantitative Research II3
ELA 683Qualitative Research II3
ELA 685Elements of Research3
ELA 689Evaluation Design in Education3
ELA 693Dissertation Seminar3
ELA 700Doctoral Dissertation18
Cognate Coursework 115
Total Credits78

A Suggested Plan of Study

There are also 15 credits of Cognate coursework that must be completed in order to fulfill the requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ELA 620 Doctoral Seminar 3
ELA 685 Elements of Research 3
 Credits6
Spring
ELA 622 Quantitative Research I 3
ELA 623 Qualitative Research I 3
 Credits6
Summer
ELA 630 Concepts of Leadership in Education 3
ELA 671 Foundations of Educational Administration 3
 Credits6
Second Year
Fall
ELA 682 Quantitative Research II 3
ELA 670 Advanced Internship 3
 Credits6
Spring
ELA 683 Qualitative Research II 3
ELA 670 Advanced Internship 3
ELA 650 Higher Education Law 3
 Credits9
Summer
ELA 635 Scholarly Writing and the Southwest Border 3
ELA 689 Evaluation Design in Education 3
ELA 655 Higher Education Finance and Funding 3
 Credits9
Third Year
Fall
ELA 693 Dissertation Seminar 3
 Credits3
Spring
ELA 700 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
Fourth Year
Fall
ELA 700 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
Spring
ELA 700 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
 Total Credits63