[ skip to content ]
Working professionals who aspire to advance in higher education administration will find the Ed.S. program a meaningful base for building toward their professional objectives. Students who enter the Ed.S. program have diverse backgrounds, experiences, and goals. For this reason they have the ability, through consultation with their advisor, to tailor the cognate chosen to fulfill their degree obligations towards these goals.
Your course work provides conceptual and theoretical knowledge, as well as practical field experience
An examination of the historical foundations and contemporary challenges facing higher education leaders. Coursework encourages students to explore linkages between research, theory, and practice, promoting a nuanced understanding of differing perspectives on complex and evolving issues. Development of graduate-level writing is emphasized.
This course examines policy-in-action to help students understand how policies are developed at the organizational, state, and national levels, while gaining an understanding of the interplay of public perception and policymaking that can impact university operations. Students will explore the process by which policies are made, and they will consider why some problems are escalated to the public agenda, why some solutions are adopted and others rejected, and why some policies appear to succeed while others seem to fail.
A survey of college student experiences, with an emphasis on growth and development. Coursework will encourage students to apply theory to practice.
Students entering the Education Specialist program in Higher Education should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
Prospective students seeking admission to the Ed.S. program with a Concentration in Higher Education must:
Applicants whose admission credentials are slightly below the required minimum will be considered for provisional admission.
Non-degree students are limited to a maximum of two HIED, CCL, and/or FOUN courses prior to admission unless they receive permission from the GPD. Non-degree students must receive academic advising by a Higher Education program faculty member prior to enrollment in any course as a non-degree student. Performance in classes as a non-degree student will not guarantee admission into the program.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
2300 EDUCATION BUILDING, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master's, education specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.