The EdD in Student Affairs Leadership began in May 2013. 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. Doctoral degree graduates become leaders in their institutions by creating environments better suited for learning and success. The degree is also an options for student affairs professionals at rural schools, or where a post-master’s degree isn’t available.
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 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 a 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.