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The Ph.D. degree program in Community College Leadership is designed to prepare professionals for leadership positions in community colleges. The degree program is designed to prepare the next generation of community college leaders. The program consists of courses in history and philosophy of the community college, leadership and organizational theory, leading and managing a community college, and research and statistics. The program is offered through the Center for Distance Education and is fully online.
We are currently accepting applications thru March 15th, 2022 for the summer 2022 cohort.
To be eligible for admission to the program, the applicant must hold a master’s degree from an accredited institution, meet the basic requirements specified for graduate students at Mississippi State University, have at least 1 year of full-time equivalent work experience in a community college setting and current employment in higher education, and demonstrate academic proficiency based on the following indicators. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.40 on a 4.00 scale is required for all graduate-level credit hours completed. The deadline for summer admission is March 15th. Select students will be asked to come to Starkville for an on-campus interview and writing sample.
A complete admission packet includes the following:
- Application to the graduate degree program;
- Statement of purpose of 500-1000 words, inclusive of reason(s) for wanting in the program, research interests, and career goals and aspirations;
- Names and contact information for three references;
- Official transcripts from each college or university attended; and
- Current curriculum vitae