Program Overview

At Regis College, we make earning your EdD in Higher Education Leadership attainable through our hybrid format. Meeting on Saturdays four times per semester, you can continue to work full time while completing your doctorate in 36 months. We integrate work on your dissertation into the coursework from the beginning, and provide support to assist students with research requirements. The strong faculty mentoring that each student receives while completing their capstone projects and dissertations have led to a 93% completion rate in the program.

The mission of the EdD 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.

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.

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Our cohort had the opportunity to visit Ireland and tour various institutions of higher education, including Trinity College, the University College of Dublin (UCD), and the American College of Dublin. The exposure to different parts of Dublin was also very beneficial. Staying at a storied campus setting set the tone for the trip.
Robert Melaragni, EdD candidate

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