The combined program for the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration with the- MBA allows students to obtain both a Ph.D. and a MBA degree in five years, instead of the six years that would be required if each were pursued separately. Candidates interested in this combined degree program must apply to and gain acceptance by both the Graduate School of Education and the Mason School of Business MBA program.
Program of Study - Combined Program - PhD Higher Education/MBA
A student earning a Combined Degree must complete BOTH requirements before either degree is earned. Student must file a Notice of Candidacy for Graduation with the University Registrar’s Office for the Combined Degree by the established deadlines the fall prior to graduation.
Additional PhD Graduation Requirements
Committee Approved Dissertation must be uploaded for publishing to ProQuest by the semester deadline established by the Office of Academic Programs prior to graduation.
The Survey of Earned Doctorates must be completed by the semester deadline established by the Office of Academic Programs prior to graduation.