Doctor of Education

The doctoral program in higher education administration is designed to develop leaders for careers at two-year, four-year, private, public and for-profit colleges and universities. This program follows a cohort model that involves higher education professionals as instructors and mentors, and provides practical and theoretical content for personal and career enrichment.

EdD candidates will complete 60 semester hours (beyond the master’s degree) including 48 hours of coursework that may include an internship and 12 hours of dissertation. After two years of coursework, students take a research-oriented comprehensive exam involving three issues that face the education profession. Doctoral candidates will complete the program requirements between three years (minimum) and six years (maximum) from the date of enrollment in the program.

Cohorts now forming for fall 2015.

  • Face-to-face interaction with faculty and colleagues
  • Program provides flexibility within higher education careers
  • Dissertation focus throughout the program
  • Mentoring by professionals in higher education administration
  • Consistent tuition rate up to a maximum of six years
  • Convenient class times for the working individual
  • On-campus lodging available

For more information, contact Christine Roberts, EdD at

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