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Students working toward a PhD are pursuing the most advanced degree offered at a university. These degrees usually take a number of years to complete and entail a combination of coursework, research and writing.

What is a PhD in Higher Education? These degrees bridge the academic and administrative dimensions of colleges and universities. Graduates can assess admissions practices and operational standards to determine how to achieve better outcomes for students and educators. Students may analyze core curriculums and general requirements or determine the efficacy of departmental budgets or outreach programs.

A more detailed comprehension of higher education can help students appreciate and make the most of their own training. The disciplined research, analysis and writing skills that graduates develop over the course of a doctoral program are applicable to a wide range of careers and generally improve problem-solving abilities.

The price of a PhD varies based on where a school is located and the amount of time it takes to complete all of the requirements, which may range from three to six years. Students may want to look into internal and external sources of funding.

A PhD in Higher Education can prepare graduates to become college or university administrators tasked with developing plans for the institution as a whole. Degree-holders are also qualified to become faculty. A doctorate in higher education can prepare graduates to launch careers as consultants working with multiple institutions on testing or curriculum development or with individual clients seeking the best options for continuing their education.

It is a good idea to explore PhD programs offered at different schools. You may want to consider whether you want to attend a university in a certain location or would prefer an online program. Both approaches have benefits and costs, so search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Cardinal Stritch University

The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) will prepare you to make significant contributions to your or ... [+]

The Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education (Ed.D. or Ph.D.) will prepare you to make significant contributions to your organization and will help you become a transformational leader in higher education.

The program is designed for current and aspiring leaders working in two- and four-year colleges and universities and community and technical colleges who seek to be a catalyst for meaningful change within their organization.

The curriculum for the Doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service in Higher Education focuses on contemporary leadership theories with a strong foundation in research. A broad understanding of the complex nature of higher education is woven throughout the curriculum, but the primary focus of the program is to prepare you to lead your organization through meaningful change and transformation. Rather than simply building your knowledge of higher education theory, you will learn to become a leader who will function effectively within your organization to create positive change.... [-]

USA Milwaukee
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Part-time
6 semesters
Campus
Grand Canyon University

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership. This doctoral-level degree program is designed for teaching professionals who are read ... [+]

Ed.D. in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership. This doctoral-level degree program is designed for teaching professionals who are ready to rise to the challenge of leadership in today’s complex and dynamic environment of higher education. The program develops leaders capable of innovation, invention and discovery as well as the responsible application of current best practices to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

This relevant and robust curriculum focuses on the major bodies of leadership literature and theory and identifies the most appropriate and effective applications to educational, business and organizational environments. Participants will develop academic and organizational research expertise through the study of statistics and research methodology. The program of study is consistent with Grand Canyon University's mission to develop students who are global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and responsible leaders.... [-]

USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus