Higher Education, Ph.D.

Admissions Deadline: February 1 (for fall semester start) or June 1 (for spring semester start). Applicants should ensure that all of the required materials are submitted by that date.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Master’s degree in higher education or student affairs, or concurrent admission to the Higher Education Master’s program; minimum graduate GPA of 3.5
  • Official transcript of all undergraduate and graduate study
  • Minimum 5 years (after completion of master’s degree) of work experience in student affairs and/or higher education administration.
  • Professional or academic writing sample
  • Personal Statement
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation (one reference should be from a faculty member you had in class)
  • Interview required
  • International students: TOEFL

Financial Support

Program Contacts

Speranza Migliore, Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
smiglior@syr.edu|315.443.2505
Speranza Migliore
Dawn Johnson, Associate Professor
drjohn02@syr.edu|315.443.3130
Dawn Johnson