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 96% 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.

Practical Application

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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Studying on the campus of Trinity College was inspiring and a unique opportunity offered through this doctoral program. The storied campus setting and opportunity to learn about the higher education system in Dublin by actually traveling to different campuses was a once in a lifetime experience.
Robert Melaragni, EdD candidate

Conway Campbell

Before beginning in the Regis EdD program I always had a voice on my campus being an administrator. However through my time in the program the content of my voice was increased. This program truly prepared me to think deeply about issues in higher education, and gave me the tools to work on solutions. This was accomplished through the coursework, classroom discussions with faculty and other students, and through my research. The program delivers on its name: Higher Education Leadership. I am now prepared to be a senior administrator and to contribute at the highest levels.
Conway Campbell | Vice President for Student Success

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