Educational Leadership & 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.

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
ELAD 6110Organizational Theory3
ELAD 6120Elements of Research3
ELAD 6210Quantitative Research I3
ELAD 6220Qualitative Research I3
ELAD 6310Concepts of Leadership in Education3
ELAD 6320Foundations of Educational Administration3
ELAD 6410Quantitative Research II3
ELAD 6510Qualitative Research II3
ELAD 6525Higher Education Law3
ELAD 6610Scholarly Writing and the Southwest Border3
ELAD 6620Evaluation Design in Education3
ELAD 6635Higher Education Finance and Funding3
ELAD 6910Dissertation Seminar3
ELAD 6998Advanced Internship6
ELAD 7000Doctoral Dissertation18
Cognate Coursework 115
Total Credits78
1

 Example of possible Cognate courses but not limited to the following:

  • Child and Family Development
  • Communication
  • Feminist/Gender Studies
  • Latino/a Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Program Evaluation/Data Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Social Justice/Critical Theory
  • Sociocultural Theory
  • Critical Race Theory/LatCrit
  • Sociology

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
ELAD 6110 Organizational Theory 3
ELAD 6120 Elements of Research 3
 Credits6
Spring
ELAD 6210 Quantitative Research I 3
ELAD 6220 Qualitative Research I 3
Possible Cognate Course 1 3
 Credits9
Summer
ELAD 6310 Concepts of Leadership in Education 3
ELAD 6320 Foundations of Educational Administration 3
Possible Cognate Course 1 3
 Credits9
Second Year
Fall
ELAD 6410 Quantitative Research II 3
ELAD 6998 Advanced Internship 3
Possible Cognate Course 1 3
 Credits9
Spring
ELAD 6510 Qualitative Research II 3
ELAD 6998 Advanced Internship 3
ELAD 6525 Higher Education Law 3
 Credits9
Summer
ELAD 6610 Scholarly Writing and the Southwest Border 3
ELAD 6620 Evaluation Design in Education 3
ELAD 6635 Higher Education Finance and Funding 3
 Credits9
Third Year
Fall
ELAD 6910 Dissertation Seminar 3
Possible Cognate Course(s) 1 3-6
 Credits6-9
Spring
ELAD 7000 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
Fourth Year
Fall
ELAD 7000 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
Spring
ELAD 7000 Doctoral Dissertation 6
 Credits6
 Total Credits75-78
1

All students can complete the 15 credits of cognate courses at their own pace but cannot start cognates until after their first semester in the program and must be complete the requirement before enrolling in ELAD 7000 Doctoral Dissertation. Students will need to coordinate with their advisor appropriately and may need to be prepared for extended time to degree if they hold off on cognates too long.

Note that the cognates listed in the Roadmap are an example of when to successfully add them to your schedule and stay on track for the four year program.