The program aims to develop scholars, practitioners, researchers, and other professionals who will receive advanced knowledge and skill sets relative to urban higher education. Students will be required to complete 72 hours of course work which includes 12 hours from previous graduate work that must be approved before admission is granted, in order to enhance the cognate area of interest and complement the core.
- A Master’s degree from an accredited university
- A completed the EPhD program application
- Two official transcripts for all regionally accredited colleges and universities attended.
- A satisfactory score on the GMAT, GRE or MAT within the last five years.
- References should come from three (3) professional persons who are knowledgeable of the applicant’s professional academic ability, job experiences, leadership potential and availability to participate in the program. A reference from the President or Chief Executive Officer will strengthen the application. Persons submitting references will need the applicant’s Jnumber. The applicant will provide the link to his/her reference person for submission to email@example.com. The requested reference information must be submitted electronically by the author, signed and reference the applicant’s Jnumber and name in the subject line.
- Acceptable evidence of ability as determined by an on-site writing sample, completed under the supervision of a screening committee member.
- A clear statement of purpose and proposed research.
- A successful interview with the program screening committee
- Recommendation for admission by the screening committee
Note: Students accepted in this program must be able to transfer a minimum of twelve (12) semester hours from previous graduate work to complement the core area. Approval is required by the program faculty before being admitted formally to the program. Admission will be limited to a diverse cohort of 15-25 participants from higher education faculty, mid/entry level executive personnel in higher education and other human service related sectors.
Cost (Fall 2013 – Summer 2014)
Tuition and participatory fees for in-state students are $41,028.00 for the two (2) year program ($6,838 per semester).
Tuition and participatory fees for out-of-state students are $68,640 for the two (2) year program ($11,440 per semester).
(Tuition levels are subject to increase annually).
Fees include: tuition, lodging, books, information materials, shuttle service from hotel to class site, parking, site visits, meals, and other related monthly fees associated with class periods from Thursday through Saturday, (and when classes are required on Sunday). Travel costs to and from Jackson are assumed by the student. All students are required to reside in the selected housing facility during the entire period for all on-site classes, Thursday through Saturday.
Students who wish to apply for financial aid must be admitted to the Division of Graduate Studies as degree seeking students. Students admitted to the EPhD program are then eligible to apply for the Stafford Loan. The priority deadline for Financial Aid is April 15 (refer to The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. The code for Jackson State University is 002410.