Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.)

Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.)

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As a doctoral student in Higher Education Administration, you'll be prepared for advanced leadership positions at a college or university. You'll gain in-depth knowledge and specialized skills within student life and development, academic affairs and administrative divisions. And, you'll grow as a leader.

Program Highlights

  • Take courses 100-percent online, at your convenience
  • Enjoy eight- and 16-week course delivery
  • Actively engage with your professors and cohort
  • Complete your program in as few as four years
  • Gain employment and a lifetime of career advancement
  • Select your own dissertation research topic, within the field
  • Apply knowledge to challenges you face as a professional 

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall January 15 (priority), March 15 (rolling) January 15 (priority), March 15 (rolling) January 15 (priority), March 15 (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 up to a $15,000 stipend per year and a tuition reimbursement for up to six graduate credits per semester
  • Top 3% of the most affordable universities in the Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” ranking

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