The Executive Ph.D. Program (EPhD) in Urban Higher Education at Jackson State University (JSU) prepares students to assume senior leadership roles in post-secondary institutions and other organizations whose primary endeavors relate to or impact the operations of institutions of higher learning. The program will engage participants in the analysis of different facets of operations and management of post-secondary institutions and in the development of solutions to potential or existing challenges facing urban and metropolitan institutions.
Students are trained to study higher education institutions from a trans- disciplinary perspective and to appreciate the role and impact of these institutions as engines of social and economic change in urban and metropolitan venues.
Students master core knowledge in the field of higher education and develop a high level of analytical (quantitative and qualitative) research skills, complemented by an extensive breadth of relevant leadership knowledge in management, planning, and policy. Faculty and administrators associated with the program are committed to the continuous pursuit of knowledge in the Discipline through demonstrated scholarship, effective delivery of instruction, and professional service in their fields and community.