Credits required
108-120 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 108-120 quarter credits are equal to 72-80 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$589 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that blends online coursework with in-person classes held periodically in Portland, Oregon. View the curriculum.
Start term
Fall

Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education

Learn from the best

Learning cohorts are led by world-class faculty, who are known for their research, expertise and innovation.

Oregon State faculty researchers are published nationally and internationally in top tier, peer-reviewed, educational journals.

Many faculty members are professionals who have served or are currently serving in leadership positions including a community college president and a past national president of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

Program faculty

Lucy Arellano, Ph.D.

Lucy is an assistant professor in the adult and higher education program. She conducts research on persistence, retention, and degree completion for emerging majority student populations. Her work is grounded in the concepts of diversity, campus climates, campus engagement, and student co-curricular involvement. Lucy examines campus environments and how they influence student success.

Gloria Crisp, Ed.D.

Gloria is an associate professor in the adult and higher education program. Her research, supported by the National Science Foundation, the Association for Institutional Research and the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, is focused toward studying the relationship between promising and high impact programs and students’ academic success outcomes at colleges and universities.

Bach Mai Dolly Nguyen, Ph.D.

Dolly is an assistant professor in the adult and higher education program. Her research examines how categorization reveals, maintains, and mitigates inequality in education, with particular attention to racial and organizational classifications. In combination, these areas of research have manifested in studies on minority serving institutions, ethnic stratification, and organizational behavior.

Darlene Russ-Eft, Ph.D.

Darlene is a professor at Oregon State University. She brings experience from her work in the corporate world and in a non-profit research organization. Her research centers on the study of learning in organizational settings, investigating the role of program evaluation in affecting change in individuals, groups and organizations, and issues related to ethical decision-making in program evaluation and organizations.
Darlene is no longer advising new students.

Tenisha Tevis, Ph.D.

Tenisha is an assistant professor in the adult and higher education program. Her research focuses on underserved students’ transition to college, the role administrators play in facilitating this process and how social contexts impact educational outcomes. Her research interest includes sociology of education, school composition, college entrance exams, degree expectations, and first generation students.

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