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EdD in Higher Education

Regent University's Doctor of Education with a concentration in Higher Education is designed for professionals in education who want to advance their careers into administrative roles at colleges and universities. Find out more information about this line EdD program here.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education with a concentration in Higher Education

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants with research and analytical skills and a desire to lead at the postsecondary level could be a good fit for this EdD program with a concentration in Higher Education. They may also have some previous education experience and a desire to work in a higher education setting. All applicants to Regent University graduate programs should have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

With the EdD with a concentration in Higher Education program, Regent University hopes to help students grow into administrative or teaching leaders in the field of postsecondary education. The curriculum was designed to foster not only practical skills like research and finance for higher education but also leadership tools that might make an impact on the world. Coursework delves into a variety of topics, from curriculum assessment to organization theory. This concentration is built specifically for education professionals who need to doctorate for advancement.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residency)

Program Length:

66+ credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Doctor of Education with a Concentration in Higher Education:

There are 66 credit hours required to graduate from the EdD in Higher Education program. Completing them involves online classroom study, a dissertation, and a few residencies at Regent's Virginia Beach, Virginia campus. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (66 credits)

  • Online Orientation
  • Information Research & Resources
  • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
  • Christian Worldview for Educators
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Instructional Design for Online Learning
  • Residency
  • The College and the Student
  • History & Contemporary Issues of American Higher Education
  • Curriculum & Assessment for College/University Teaching
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Leadership, Communication, & Organization
  • Administration & Organization Theory in Higher Education
  • Residency
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • The Adult Learner
  • Educational Statistics
  • Issues in Education
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • The Law & Governance of Higher Education
  • Residency
  • Dissertation Research

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Doctor of Education with a concentration in Higher Education could have gained the administration, strategic planning, and professional practice skills needed to advance their current career or begin a new position in higher education leadership. They might seek roles in colleges and universities where they oversee or participate in program evaluation,governance, organizational theory, and strategic planning.

Some positions a graduate might consider include:

  • Division chair
  • Academic dean
  • University leader
  • Assistant dean

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