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Program at a Glance

Program
Doctorate
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Ed Ldrshp & Higher Education
$369.65 per credit hour
$1,194.05 per credit hour

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The Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership EdD program is appropriate for students who are committed to advancing their leadership capabilities in college and university settings.

The Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership EdD program has been designed to broaden the administrative knowledge and skills of higher education professionals who bring to the program a prior discipline specialization. Students admitted to the program are typically employed in teaching, research and administrative positions in community colleges and universities or education related agencies.

Students pursuing the Higher Education track in the Educational Leadership EdD program are typically employed in two- or four-year colleges or universities. Their programs of study require them to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of specified core and specialization courses plus two elective courses. Students must also complete 12 credit hours in research methods and 15 credit hours of dissertation. The 63 minimum credit hours is required beyond the master's degree, with an emphasis related to the study of higher education as a field of inquiry. Details about the administration of this program can be found in the Higher Education Handbook.

Total Credit Hours Required: 63 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Master's Degree

Career Opportunities

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