The Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education prepares graduates for positions as faculty, researchers, and academic leaders who are able to conduct original research that contributes to higher education policy and practice, and to interpret and communicate the results of that research through their writing, teaching, and leadership. The curriculum has two tracks: Leadership and Student Success.
Which One Is for You – Ed.D or Ph.D.?
The Department of Doctoral Higher Education also offers an Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership for higher education professionals who work full time. Compare Doctoral Higher Education's Ph.D. and Ed.D. (PDF)
- Cohort model designed for working professionals in higher education
- Unique strengths-based approach to teaching, learning, and research
- Experienced faculty who are professionally active and personally committed to student success
- Two weeks at APU each January and July with online instruction throughout the year
School of Behavioral Studies and Applied Sciences Accreditation
Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
Azusa Pacific University held its place in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2013 rankings, placing in Tier One at No. 179 in the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 121 institutions in the 2012 Best Colleges in the West for the seventh consecutive year.