Higher Education

Department of Child, Family, and Community Sciences

Graduate Certificates

Community College Education

The Community College Education Graduate Certificate prepares students to become campus leaders at all organizational levels of community colleges, including the classroom.

Master’s Degree Program

Community College Education, Higher Education (M.A.)

The Higher Education/Community College Education track in the Educational Leadership M.A. program is designed for individuals planning to teach at that level and neither requires state teacher certification for admission nor prepares candidates for state teacher certification.

Student Personnel, Higher Education (M.A.)

The Higher Education/Student Personnel Track in the Educational Leadership M.A. program is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in student personnel administration in higher education and education-related fields.

Doctoral Programs

Higher Education (Ed.D.)

The Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership Ed.D. program has been designed to broaden the administrative knowledge and skills of higher education professionals who bring to the program a prior discipline specialization. Students admitted to the program are typically employed in teaching, research and administrative positions in community colleges and universities or education related agencies.

Ed.D. curriculum has been revised effective FALL 2016. Students who were admitted prior to this point that want to change their catalog (plan of study) may do so by contacting their advisor and completing the required steps.

Ed.D. Catalog 2016-2017* and beyond

Ed.D. Catalog 2015-2016* and prior years

*Catalog year refers to the year you were admitted or started the program.

Please email: HEPS@ucf.edu for more information.

Higher Education and Policy Studies (Ph.D.)

The Higher Education track in the Education, Ph.D. program is designed for applicants who have extensive experience as administrators or staff in postsecondary institutions who want to pursue careers as scholars and leaders. A doctoral degree in this track will broaden the analytical skills necessary to contribute to the advancement of the field of higher education through research, administration and teaching. The students in this program are considered future leaders interested in intensive study of the organizational and policy issues influencing the diverse sector comprising contemporary American post-secondary education.

Ph.D. curriculum has been revised effective FALL 2016. Students who were admitted prior to this point that want to change their catalog (plan of study) may do so by contacting their advisor and completing the required steps.

Ph.D. Catalog 2016-2017* and beyond


Ph.D. Catalog 2015-2016* and prior years

*Catalog year refers to the year you were admitted or started the program.

Email HEPS@ucf.edu for more information.