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EdD in Student Affairs Leadership (Griffin Campus)

From the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services


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.

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The UGA Ed.D. in Student Affairs Leadership Program invites prospective students to learn more about the program, engage in a question and answer session, and get current student accounts during our Fall 2014 Road Tour!

Please mark your calendars:
Thursday, September 11, 2014 from 7 PM-8:30PM at Oglethorpe University, Turner Lynch Campus Center, Trustee Room
Oglethorpe University
4484 Peachtree Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
Phone: (404) 364-8520

Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 7PM-8:30PM at the University of Georgia-Griffin Campus, Student Learning Center, room 115 University of Georgia Griffin Campus
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223
Phone: (770) 412-4400

We have a live streaming option for this meeting.

Setup Information (please complete the steps below at least a day prior to the meeting): Java is required for Collaborate to run, so make sure you have the latest version installed by running the check below:

Java is checker for Collaborate to run

Before the session begins, please run the system check on the computer you will be using to join the session: System Check

If you have not participated in a Collaborate session before, view the participant orientation presentation:

Friday, October 10, 2014 at 9:30am at the Georgia Institute of Technology, GCPA Conference, for more information

Contact: Candace Maddox, Program Coordinator,

Academics / Curriculum

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.

The Student Experience

Students serve in a variety of professional roles, including coordinators or vice presidents of student affairs. They also stay active in a range of professional organizations and conferences.

The program's small cohort allows for a more personalized model of study. Students can take on leadership roles as part of their career as a student affairs professional.

The program is based in a belief that higher education should focus on assisting students' intellectual, psychosocial, and ethical growth. Graduates become experts in enhancing students' educational and professional experiences.

Career Outlook

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Admissions Information

Deadline to apply: January 30

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