Education and Human Resource Studies (Ph.D.) – Higher Education Leadership Specialization


Develop the competencies you need to successfully and ethically lead higher education institutions with a Ph.D. in higher education leadership.  Send a clear message to your current employer that you are committed to the mission of your institution, and gain skills that can be applied immediately to the challenges you face as a professional through a program that:

  • Instills and reinforces a commitment to crucial engagement of diversity and equity by addressing issues of privilege and oppression,
  • Develops research knowledge and skills that enable students to become scholar-practitioners and expand their knowledge about higher education organizations, practice, and outcomes, and
  • Cultivates the key competencies needed to be a successful and ethical higher education leader and change agent.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education and Human Resource Studies – Higher Education Leadership Specialization

Areas of Study

  • Higher Education Leadership


  • This program is offered via distance education (video conference), with on-campus sessions required during the summer.

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid