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Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Leadership

Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership is designed to prepare students for leadership positions in institutions of higher education. Learn more about Grand Canyon University's Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership - Higher Education Leadership program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership program is designed for those who are interested in leadership roles at institutions of higher education. Though specific program requirements may vary, applicants to Grand Canyon University's graduate programs should have already earned a bachelor's degree.

Program Description:

Enrollment in the Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership at Grand Canyon University provides students the opportunity to learn about the foundational and political history of higher education, the challenges of budgets and funding and how to strategically meet those challenges, and the influence of academic programming on higher education leadership. Students also study the importance of staff supervision and development and learn how to manage campus facilities.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length

60 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Organizational Leadership

  • RES 811: Introduction to Advanced Graduate Studies and Scholarship (3 credits)
  • LDR 802: Progressions in Leadership Thought (3 credits)
  • LDR 800: Ethical Dilemmas and Stewardship (3 credits)
  • RES 861: Analysis of Existing Research (3 credits)
  • LDR 809: Servant Leadership (3 credits)
  • LDR 825: Strategic Planning and Change (3 credits)
  • RES 862: Understanding Research and Methodology (3 credits)
  • LDR 804: Leading Across Cultures (3 credits)
  • LDR 805: Innovation: The Last Frontier of Competitive Advantage (3 credits)

Higher Education Leadership

  • EDU 805: The History and Politics in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 810: Funding and Budgetary Challenges in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 815: Curriculum Leadership and Development in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 820: Supervision and Staff Development in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDU 825: Facilities Management and Continuous Renewal (3 credits)

Residency and Dissertation

  • RSD 851: Residency: Dissertation (3 credits)
  • RES 871: Developing the Formal Proposal (3 credits)
  • DIS 955: Dissertation I (3 credits)
  • DIS 960: Dissertation II (3 credits)
  • DIS 965: Dissertation III (3 credits)
  • RSD 881: Residency: Presentation of Progress or Results (3 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

The Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership program with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership at Grand Canyon University can help prepare graduates for leadership positions at institutions of higher learning. Graduates of the program can seek postions ranging from academic dean to college president.

Positions graduates may pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic dean
  • Dean of faculty
  • Dean of students
  • Provost
  • College president

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