EdD Program in Higher Education Leadership

Description Objectives Curriculum Experience Next Steps

Tuition Credits for graduation Time to Complete
Academic Year
51 semester hours 3 years full-time;
4 years part-time

Program Description

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The Regis Doctor of Education (EdD) program, a member of the Carnegie Project on the Educational Doctorate (CPED) consortium, is designed for professionals in higher education and other educational institutions. The EdD program prepares scholar practitioners with effective leadership skills to address the continuously changing landscape of higher education and design innovative strategies to respond to both challenges and opportunities in education.


Program Objectives

The EdD in Higher Education Leadership prepares you to analyze education systems, formulate strategies, and communicate effectively to inspire a shared vision and commitment to high student achievement in a diverse academic environment.



The cohort model courses are offered in a hybrid format; meeting on-campus four to six Saturdays, as well as online per semester and online throughout the semester.


Coursework includes

  • ED Talks: Exploring Leadership
  • Essence of Education: Past, Present, Future
  • Legal Issues in Education
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Gaining Experience

The capstone project allows you to explore in-depth a critical issue in higher education and share your work with the higher education community. 


Next Steps

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The program is designed for professional practitioners in higher education and other educational institutions.

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Transcripts from both undergraduate and graduate education
  • General application and introduction letter; resume; letter of recommendation
  • Statement of professional goals
  • A presentation/interview will also be required


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Contact Information

Marissa Brush
Admissions Counselor
St. Joseph Hall 217

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Priscilla Boerger

Additional Information

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The Doctor of Education EdD program in Higher Education Leadership is aimed at professional practitioners preparing for institutional roles. Apply today!