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Oregon State University

College of Education
Adult & Higher Education
Joyce Collin Furman Hall
200 SW 15th St.
Corvallis, OR 97331


Degree Offered

Ed.D., Ph.D.

Program Emphasis

Oregon State University's hybrid doctoral program in Adult and Higher Education prepares postsecondary education professionals for leadership roles in four-year universities, community colleges and similar institutions. The community college leadership (CCL) option focuses on the role and mission of community colleges in the U.S. This option will enhance a student's ability to apply high-quality research related to community colleges and to develop leadership capacities that respond to the challenges and opportunities facing community and technical colleges in the 21st century. 

The program includes foundational courses in areas such as organizational theory, law, ethics, and leadership. Students will develop skills in communications, resource management, instructional design, organizational strategy, collaboration, and an inclusive philosophy emphasizing retention and student success. Ethics and a commitment to social justice are core principles that support all course work.

Courses with Community College Emphasis

Research Perspectives in Education
Research Analysis and Interpretation in Education
Advanced Research Methods in Education
Research Issues

For More Information

Department phone number: 541-737-3574

Lindsay Andrews, Program Lead: