Based on UGA Griffin campus, 3-year, cohort-based doctoral program. Practitioner-focused, hybrid format, primarily online with classroom sessions in a one-week, May residency in Athens. Monthly class meetings in Griffin throughout the year.

The part-time, primarily on-line Ed.D. program in Student Affairs Leadership at The University of Georgia is designed to equip current student affairs professionals in the state of Georgia with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become higher education leaders within their institution and the state. The specific focus of the program is on student learning and development, outcomes research, administrative skills, and program evaluation within the student affairs context.

Degree Awarded: EdD

Degree Code: EDD_SAFL_GRF (Griffin Campus)

The Student Affairs Leadership is one of three doctoral degree programs in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services of the College of Education. This innovative program was developed by the College Student Affairs Administration program at UGA and the members of the Regents Administrative Committee on Student Affairs (RACSA), which includes all Chief Student Affairs Officers in the University System of Georgia.

Goals for this program are as follow:

  1. Provide doctoral-level education for student affairs professionals in the state of Georgia who are employed full-time and need a part-time doctoral program.
  2. Educate scholar practitioners who will lead their institutions in creating enhanced and effective environments conducive to student learning and development.
  3. Create a doctoral-level educational opportunity for student affairs professionals at institutions in more rural settings or at institutions that do not offer post-master’s education.

School/College: College of Education

Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7101


Academic Department: Counseling and Human Development Services

402 Aderhold Hall
Athens, GA 30602-7142

Graduate Coordinator: Merrily Dunn


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