Program Overview

Mississippi State University offers the Ph.D. degree in Community College Leadership. This program is designed to prepare professionals for leadership positions in community colleges and consists of core courses of study in leading and managing in the community college, interdisciplinary courses in a rural context, and courses in research and statistics. This Ph.D. prepares future professional educators to deal with educational, social, & economic changes, as well as be intelligent consumers & users of data for the purpose of improving & implementing educational programs within rural community colleges. 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Master’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of 3.40 on a 4.00. GRE scores. Writing sample. Three letters of reference. Interview. At least three years community college work experience. Résumé.

    School Overview

    Mississippi State University is a public, four-year institution of higher learning located in rural Oktibbeha County, Mississippi that was founded in 1878. MSU was founded as The Agricultural and Mechanical College of the State of Mississippi. With a focus on agriculture, horticulture and mechanical arts, the college continued to expand its science fields, in addition to adding schools, such as the College of Business and Industry. By the 1950s, graduate programs were introduced and the school officially adopted the title Mississippi State University. Today, MSU retains the purposes of “learning, research, and service.”

    Mississippi State University awards numerous certificates, undergraduate degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees. For added flexibility, students can complete online bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, in addition to certificate programs. Students enrolled in distance education will have access to MSU resources, including Distance Student Services and technical help via the Centers helpdesk.

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