Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.)

Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.)

St. Cloud State University Unleash Passion Unleash Creativity Unleash Amazing St. Cloud State University

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.

Program Highlights

  • Take courses 100 percent online, at your convenience
  • 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 
  • Earn your degree in four years
  • Same affordable tuition no matter where you live
  • Faculty are nationally recognized practitioners and published researchers
  • No GRE admission requirement

Program Distinctions

Student Organizations

Application Deadlines

U.S. Citizens International
Outside U.S.
Inside U.S.
Fall Jan. 15 (priority), March 15, rolling through Aug. 1 Jan. 15 (priority), March 15, rolling through June 1 Jan. 15 (priority), March 15, rolling through Aug. 1
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
  • Advising
  • Alumni Development
  • Athletics
  • Enrollment Management
  • Residential life
  • 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 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 2018-19

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