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Ph.D. Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Ph.D. in Higher Education Program will:

  1. Distinguish various aspects of higher education--including perspectives on its past, present, and future.
  2. Interpret and communicate knowledge of higher education that informs research, policy, and professional practice.
  3. Demonstrate competence in designing, conducting, and communicating (including written form) research that generates new knowledge.
  4. Identify and address ways in which power operates in higher education, and has been differentially distributed by race and by other marginalized social identities.
  5. Utilize concepts, theories, and frameworks from education and other fields of inquiry in exploring and critically analyzing topics in higher education.
  6. Evaluate required competencies, needed preparation, and potential rewards relative to pursuing a range of career opportunities in all sectors of academia.