The Department of Doctoral Higher Education offers the following programs.
The Doctoral-Level Certificate in Strengths-Oriented Higher Education is designed for educators and leaders who already have a master’s degree and wish to deepen their knowledge and application of a strengths development model to their work in higher education.
Azusa Pacific University’s Global Ph.D. in Higher Education is offered in a hybrid learning format, with one week in August and one week in February on site in Xinzheng, Henan Province, People’s Republic of China, each year for four years. This is a 60-unit degree, inclusive of dissertation with a concentration in higher education leadership.
- Higher Education Leadership
Qualifies graduates for leadership roles in colleges and universities, especially in student development, academic support, academic leadership, and institutional administration.
The Ph.D. in Higher Education develops scholars who are able to conduct original research and interpret and communicate the results of that research through their writing, teaching, and leadership. This program serves higher education professionals who work full time while completing 16–18 units per year in the doctoral program.
- Organizational Leadership
- Student Success