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Higher Education & Student Affairs Leadership PhD – Denver Center at Lowry

Get Started – Next Denver Offering Begins Fall 2018

The UNC Denver Center at Lowry delivery of this program starts in the Fall term of every even-numbered year.

Application Deadline

Priority Application Deadline: February 28, 2018

Standard Application Deadline: June 15, 2018. Applications received after that date will be considered on a space-available basis.

Application Process

A completed application typically takes four to six weeks to process. The application process and necessary forms are available on the HESAL Department's PhD Application page. When you begin the UNC Graduate School Application, choose Higher Education and Student Affairs Leadership-PHD (Extended Campus) as your academic program of interest on the application.

International Applicants

All international (non-U.S. citizen) applicants should mark Yes for "Are you an international student?" at the beginning of the graduate application process. You will also need to prepare the following for your application:

  • Demonstration of Language proficiency – either a Qualifying test score (TOEFL IBT: 80, IELTS: 6.5, PTE-A: 60) or a petition for exemption. UNC's institutional code for TOEFL is 4074.
  • Copy of passport bio page**
  • Financial Documentation** – we will need to verify that you can financially cover the estimated costs (tuition, fees, room, board, insurance, books, supplies, travel) of the time you will be in the U.S. Those applying to programs that last longer than 1 year will only need to provide proof for the first year at the time of application.

** = Items marked with ** are only required for applicants that will be coming to the United States.

For more information about UNC International Admissions and the UNC Center for International Education, please visit the International Admissions site, email grad.school@unco.edu, or call 970-351-2831.


Credits Required:
Time to Completion:
2 years, 9 months plus dissertation
$610/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Florence M. Guido, PhD


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