Program Overview

University of Maryland at University College offers a Doctor of Management degree in Community College Policy and Administration for professionals in education of higher learning whose responsibilities or career goals include the administration of community college programs and institutions. Students will contribute to the field of education and management by conducting research which will provide benefit to the academic, business, and administrative communities as part of their research studies and doctoral dissertation.

The program focuses on research opportunities and educational and administrative strategies within the context of administration of a community college institution. These classes include foundations of doctoral study, introduction to library research skills for doctoral studies, leadership and change, foundations of management theory, higher education policy, research methods, institutional assessment in the community college environment, community college advocacy and accountability, and a dissertation project which students in the program will be required to complete to demonstrate their contributions to the field of study of management.

Through the program, graduating students will have demonstrated their contributions to the field of management studies and have demonstrated the qualifications necessary for the title of doctor.  These qualifications include the ability to display the ability to synthesize content knowledge, concepts, and principles grounded in a specific educational discipline, to propose interventions based on the analysis of educational needs, to design and conduct research that is grounded in theory and based on previous research in the field, to conduct research that positively impacts social change, to communicate to multiple audiences via effective oral and written formats, and to advocate for social change that integrates diverse perspectives and demonstrates awareness of global interrelationships.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

    Restrictions

    This program is not available to Maryland residents.

    School Overview

    The University of Maryland, University College is a public university that was founded in 1947. The main headquarters of UMUC is in Adelphi, Maryland, a town that borders College Park. UMUC is one of eleven divisions of the University of Maryland and provides quality educational opportunities for primarily non-traditional adult students. UMUC developed as a result of the popularity of evening programs for adults that were offered by the University of Maryland in the 1920’s. The University of Maryland established the College of Special and Continuation Studies (CSCS) in 1947, and in 1959 it became the University of Maryland College. The UMUC became an independent university in 1970, and in 1988 it became part of the University System of Maryland.

    The UMUC offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in professional subjects, all of which can be earned online or in hybrid formats. 

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