Higher Education & Student Affairs (Ed.D.)

As an established or emerging leader, you'll enjoy a comprehensive, practitioner-focused curriculum tailored to sharpen your skills to lead a multitude of positions at colleges and universities worldwide. Plus you further refine your skills in the areas that most interest you. And, you'll grow as a leader.

You'll enjoy an engaging and interactive learning experience that accommodates working professionals and attend classes online when it is convenient for you.

A diverse student body with varied professional backgrounds provide engaging discussions in which you learn with and from your peers. Together you will advance your knowledge and improve practices in your field.

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Program Highlights

  • Flexible 100 percent online coursework
  • Enjoy 8- and 16-week course delivery
  • Structured to actively connect and engage with your professors and colleagues
  • 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 
  • Ability to earn your degree in  3 1/2 years
  • Same affordable tuition no matter where you live
  • Faculty are nationally recognized practitioners and published researchers
  • No GRE/GMAT requirement

Program Distinctions

Graduate Director

Dr. Steven McCullar

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Administration
  • Advising
  • Alumni Development
  • Athletics
  • Enrollment Management
  • Residential life
  • Multicultural resource centers
  • Student life and development
  • Teaching

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Jan. 15 (Priority 1) March 15 (Priority 2) Aug. 1 (Final) Jan. 15 (Priority 1) March 15 (Priority 2) Aug. 1 (Final) Jan. 15 (Priority 1) March 15 (Priority 2) Aug. 1 (Final)
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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 percent of the most affordable universities in the Forbes’ “America’s Top Colleges” ranking
  • 100 percent of doctoral students found employment in the field in 2019-20

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