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EdD in Higher Education Leadership and Management

The Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Management program is designed to prepare graduates to be leaders, whether as deans or executives, in higher education. Read more about this program at Regent University and its potential outcomes.

Official Program Name:

Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Management

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Individuals applying to the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Management program should be interested in executive leadership positions in academic institutions. All doctoral level programs at Regent University require a master's degree; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Management program offered at Regent University targets mid- to senior-level administrators who want to grow their careers. Students should expect courses to be taught from a Christian perspective and to teach skills in higher education administration, personnel management, finance, strategic planning, and resource management. Courses are online, with just three on-campus residencies required, and are designed to teach students how to lead and manage confidently in an academic setting.

Learning Format:

Online

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 in Higher Education Leadership and Management:

The Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Management program includes a minimum of 66 credits, inclusive of coursework, residencies, and dissertation classes. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Courses (66 credits)

  • Online Orientation
  • Advanced Theory & Practice of Leadership, Communication, & Organizations
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation
  • Organizational & Institutional Change
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Residency
  • Christian Worldview for Educators
  • Data-Driven Decision Making
  • Educational Statistics
  • History & Contemporary Issues in American Higher Education
  • Statistics Interpretation
  • Issues in Education
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation Continuation
  • Role & Mission of the Christian College & University
  • Accreditation & Assessment
  • Presidential & Board Leadership
  • Higher Education Finance
  • Law & Governance of Higher Education
  • Administration & Organization Theory in Higher Education
  • Regent Foundations for Graduate Success
  • Information Research & Resources
  • Residency Courses (3)
  • Dissertation Research Courses (3)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Individuals who graduate with a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Management generally use their understanding of strategic planning and resource management to pursue executive leadership positions in higher education.

Possible careers include:

  • University President/Provost
  • Executive Vice President
  • Academic Dean

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