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;
5 years part-time

EdD Description

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The mission of the EdD in Higher Education Leadership program at Regis is to educate thoughtful leaders who understand the complexities of the ever-changing landscape of higher education, and who can identify and address problems of practice. Our program challenges candidates to be informed decision-makers and reflective practitioners capable of contributing to the expansion of scholarship, learning, practice and service.


EdD 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.


EdD Curriculum

EdD Professors
EdD Program Faculty: Dr. Heather Maietta, Dr. Lauren Bent, Dr. Priscilla Boerger (Program Director), and Dr. Marsha Glines

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.

Spring 2018 Courses

Coursework includes

  • ED Talks: Exploring Leadership
  • Essence of Higher Education: Past, Present, and Future
  • Law and Policy in Higher Education
  • Co-Curricular Engagement in Higher Education
  • Higher Education Finance: Strategy, Costs, Value
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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. Recent graduates and current students of this program are currently working in higher education leadership positions, including academic affairs, student affairs, enrollment management, athletics administration, institutional research and strategic initiatives, and as college faculty.


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

Donna Papapietro
Associate Director of Graduate Admission
College Hall 215

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!