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Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Higher Education Administration

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Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration

Let us help you develop the skills to lead the way for innovative change and improvements at the administrative level of higher education. The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Higher Education Administration program (EDD/HEA) can help prepare you to address complex challenges across the global educational community and institute new policies and practices.

Find out how the School of Advanced Studies can help you become a leader-administrator.

This online program requires brief residencies in select locations. This program is not available to residents of all states. Please contact a University Enrollment Representative for details.

Please note that while University of Phoenix, a regionally accredited university, offers doctoral programs in education, these programs are not designed to lead to educational licensure or certification.

What you'll learn

The mission of the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration program is to prepare education professionals who can address the multiple challenges facing higher education in a dynamic global community. The program prepares students to lead innovative, institutional policy changes and improvements within complex educational environments involving multiple stakeholders. The program addresses the diversity of higher education entities including public and private colleges and universities, governmental entities, accrediting and regulatory bodies, and higher education professional associations. The program emphasizes the discovery, integration and application of knowledge about higher education and leadership, promotes a commitment to professional integrity and development, the value of human diversity, innovative practice, and collaboration.

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The School of Advanced Studies

Earning a doctoral degree is a significant milestone in your educational and professional career — and an opportunity to make an impact in your community.

Our educational model

Our doctoral programs combine group discussions, residencies and the dissertation process to help you expand your understanding of how leaders can influence change through research.

The dissertation

The culmination of your doctoral degree uncovers new knowledge through original research and applies the models, theories and skills you will have learned in your coursework.