This primarily online program provides doctoral-level education for student affairs professionals in Georgia and nationally who are employed full-time and need a part-time doctoral program.
Students who complete the program will lead their institutions in creating enhanced and effective environments conducive to student learning and development. The goals for this program include:
The Ed.D. in Student Affairs Leadership program is eligible for the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP). The TAP program supports the professional growth of University System of Georgia employees by providing educational assistance.
The three-year program (with an optional fourth year, if needed, for dissertation completion) takes place on UGA's Griffin campus with a one-week intensive program in May on the Athens campus. Students are required to complete two courses each term (fall, spring, and summer).
Most of the coursework is delivered in a blended format using online education (including weekly classes) with face-to-face meetings several times during the semester in Griffin. The program has six full-time and three adjunct faculty members. All are scholars who have worked or are still working in the field of student affairs.
One main feature of this program is supervised internships. These can include special projects within your current job, special university projects, or work in an office other than your own.
You will complete a total of 60 credit hours, which breaks down into six hours per semester, plus an additional six for your last year as preparation for your dissertation. Your first-year coursework includes:
During your second year, your coursework includes:
Your third year includes a research seminar, research, and a dissertation.
Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.
Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.
Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.
This program offers you valuable and unique features such as:
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