Graduate Catalog
2021-2022
 
Policies, Procedures, Academic Programs
Higher Education
College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences
Eggleston Hall is composed of three wings: East, Main, and West. Main Eggleston was completed in 1935, at a cost of $171,899. East Eggleston (including the tower) was converted to an academic and administrative building in 1983. Named after Joseph Dupuy Eggleston Jr. (1867-1953) who was President from 1913 to 1919. Known initially for his work as Virginia's superintendent of public instruction, he built public support for VPI and laid the foundation for a strong alumni association.
Mail Code:0302 Blacksburg Virginia 24061
East Eggleston Hall
Degree(s) Offered:
• MAEd
MAEd Degree in Higher Education
Minimum GPA: 3.0
Offered In:
Blacksburg
• PhD
PhD Degree in Higher Education
Minimum GPA: 3.3
Offered In:
Blacksburg
Email Contact(s):
Web Resource(s):
Phone Number(s):
540/231-5106
Application Deadlines:
Fall: Dec 31
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Program Director : Claire Robbins
Graduate Program Director : Nancy Bradley
Emeriti Faculty: Joan Hirt; Steven Janosik
Associate Professors: Claire Robbins
Assistant Professors: D Chase Catalano; Tonisha Lane
Affiliated Faculty: Catherine Amelink; Jennifer Case; John Dooley; Martha Glass; Michael Herndon; Patricia Hyer; David Knight; David Kniola; Walter Lee; Sarah Ovink; Ellen Plummer; Menah Pratt-Clarke; Donna Ratcliffe; Karen Sanders; Susan Short; Frank Shushok; Kimberly Smith; Kenneth Smith; Edward Spencer
Assistant Professor of Practice: Sharrika Adams

Higher Education

The Higher Education program at Virginia Tech is built upon collegial relationships between faculty and students throughout the period of graduate study. Faculty serve as teachers, advisors, colleagues, and mentors to students in our Ph.D., M.A.Ed., and Certificate programs.

 Program Highlights

  • Focus on preparing leaders for postsecondary education who use and produce high-impact research as part of their practice and who are committed to service in both professional and personal contexts
  • Small cohorts and high student/professor interaction
  • Opportunities for student scholarship and research
  • Capstone ePortfolio experience for students in the master's program
  • Graduate assistantships and tuition waivers available for full-time master's and doctoral students 
  • A commitment to diversity
  • Part-time and certificate enrollment for working professionals


Program Director, M.A.Ed. Program:

Sharrika D. Adams, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Practice

1750 Kraft Drive, Room 2015

Blacksburg, VA 24060

540-231-5872

davissd@vt.edu

 

Program Director, Ph.D. and Certificate Programs: 

Claire K. Robbins, Ph.D., Associate Professor 

1750 Kraft Drive, Room 2007

Blacksburg, VA 24060

540-231-2004

robbinsc@vt.edu

 

Graduate Program Director: 

Dr. Nancy Bodenhorn, Associate Director, Office of Academic Programs, School of Education

540-231-8180

nanboden@vt.edu

 

Please access our website for more information about our Ph.D., M.A.Ed., and Certificate programs.

Offered In (Blacksburg)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.0
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • 577.0
    • iBT
      • 90.0

The Higher Education Program offers the M.A.Ed degree only on the Blacksburg campus.

Please refer to the program website for specific requirements.

Offered In (Blacksburg)

Degree Requirements

Minimum GPA: 3.3
Institution code: 5859
Testing Requirements:
  • TOEFL
    • Paper
      • 577.0
    • iBT
      • 90.0

The Higher Education Program offers the Ph.D. degree only on the Blacksburg campus. 

Please refer to the program website for specific requirements.
 

1750 Kraft Drive

Faculty members in the Higher Education program hold offices in Suite 2000 of the building located at 1750 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, Virginia 24060. This building is situated in the Corporate Research Center, opposite the airport and just off Research Center Drive.
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