Doctor of Education Concentration in Human Services Administration

The doctor of education with a concentration in human services administration is designed for practicing human services professionals working with individuals across the life span, families, communities, and/or organizations. This concentration fosters the development of leadership skills towards becoming proactive, ethical agents of change in systems and organizations that provide individual and community based social services and affect quality of life. Through self-reflection, analysis, and practical application of best practices, these skills are then used to solve real problems in the workplace. The doctoral program with a concentration in human services administration focuses on developing practitioners that can respond to current issues and trends in human service settings, as well as predict, prepare for, advocate for, and shape the future of services for the benefit of diverse populations of stakeholders.

Who Should Apply?

Entrance Requirements

For Non-Native English Speakers

Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency by providing proof of a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based or 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.

For International Applicants

Students taking classes in certain FSEHS international clusters may be exempt from submitting MAT, GRE, and TOEFL scores. Please contact a FSEHS enrollment representative regarding requirements for your international cluster.

Course Requirements

Convenient Delivery Options

Coursework for the doctor of education is offered in a variety of formats'completely online or in a combination of on-site and online (blended). This allows busy professionals to complete their degrees without leaving their jobs or traveling great distances. Students may elect to take their core seminars at the sites or completely online. Concentration and elective courses will be delivered completely online.

Doctoral Studies Orientation

The Doctoral Studies Orientation is an online course that provides students with an overview of six distinct areas related to doctoral studies: program overview, student services, applied research, technology, distance library services, and debt management. Completion of this non-credit course is a mandatory requirement for all students entering a doctoral program at the Fischler School. Students should complete DSO 8000 prior to beginning their first doctoral course.

Conference on Global Leadership, Learning, and Research

The Summer Conference is a mandatory program component for all first year doctoral students. The experience includes conference sessions, applied dissertation workshops, the face to face portion of the summer term trends and issues, and research courses, as well as the opportunity to meet one on one with dissertation chairs. Equally important, students have the opportunity to network and interact with their doctoral peers and meet with their field associates.

Completion Requirements