Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.)

Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.)

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As a doctoral student in Higher Education Administration, you'll prepare for advanced leadership roles in student affairs, academic and administrative divisions at colleges and universities around the world.

You'll earn in-depth knowledge and specialized skills. And, you'll grow as a leader.

Program Highlights

  • Cohort course delivery methods vary each cohort: Fall 2019 cohort will take courses via an asynchronous format (connect online at a time and place most convenient to you), with some synchronous (meet online at a specified time) components.
  • Coursework tailored for working professionals.
  • Uses a cohort approach to help students build a professional network and learning community. 
  • Actively connect and engage with your professors and cohort online.
  • Prepares leaders in all areas of higher education. 
  • Designed to be completed in four years by taking two courses a semester (fall, spring, summer).

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall January 15, March 15, June 1 (Rolling) January 15, March 15 January 15, March 15, June 1 (Rolling)
Spring N/A N/A N/A
Summer N/A N/A N/A

Degree Levels

Licensure Graduate Certificate Master Post-Master Doctorate

Delivery Options

St. CLoud (on campus) Online Synchronous online St. Cloud State at Plymouth Evenings/Weekends

Graduate Director

Dr. Steven McCullar

Popular Careers

  • Administration
  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Athletics
  • Career services
  • Financial aid
  • Fundraising
  • Residential life
  • Records and registration
  • Multicultural resource centers
  • Student life and development
  • Teaching

University Facts & Stats

  • Doctoral graduate assistants receive a $15,000 stipend per year and a tuition reimbursement for six credits per semester
  • Top 1% of the most affordable universities in the Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” ranking

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