Rutgers Launches Ph.D. in Higher Education

Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) is pleased to announce the newly created Ph.D. in Higher Education program is accepting applications for its inaugural cohort of students, which will begin their studies in fall 2016. The program is focused on studying the complexities of higher education institutions, their missions, contexts, challenges, and successes.

This interdisciplinary program brings together distinguished higher-education scholars at Rutgers University representing the GSE, the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Communication and Information, the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, and the School of Management and Labor Relations.Students will have the opportunity to work alongside faculty members who are experts and leading practitioners in many higher-education fields including education, law, communication, organizational studies, public policy, and economics.

“The study of higher education is crucial to creating a learning system that benefits all,” said Dr. Richard De Lisi, program director and university professor. “I am confident that the new Ph.D. program will add on to our understanding of education and reflect the high standards we place here.”

The Ph.D. in Higher Education program will prepare higher education researchers who will take their scholarship, knowledge, research, and leadership skills into a range of settings such as universities and colleges, state or federal governing and coordinating boards, independent research and policy organizations, and foundations.

Applications for the inaugural cohort for fall 2016 are due December 15, 2015.

The program is sponsoring the Inaugural Presidential Lecture on Higher Education by Jonathan R. Alger on Monday, November 2 at the Alexander Library at Rutgers – New Brunswick.  Please click here for additional information and to RSVP.

To learn more information about the Ph.D. in Higher Education including application details, please visit the program webpage.

Interested applicants are welcome to attend the Higher Education Lunch Seminar Series. For more information about these events, please visit the GSE calendar of events