Higher Education Leadership Student
College of Education & Liberal Arts

Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership—Doctoral Education for Impactful Leaders

Designed for the professional development and advancement of higher education faculty, administration and other personnel, this accredited doctoral degree in Higher Education offers optimum flexibility for the working adult.

Customized Higher Education Doctorate for Your Goals and Interests

This innovative doctoral program allows you to personalize all aspects of your degree. Practice-based learning and mentor relationships forge strong connections to your chosen areas of interest within higher education. An experience-rich Guided Study project puts theory and research into practice.

A Doctoral Degree That Accommodates Your Schedule

Complete your higher education leadership degree in just three years while working full time! Choose the hybrid format that combines in-person and online coursework, or for optimum flexibility, pick the 100% online format that requires only one hour of synchronous online meeting time per week.

Learn From and Alongside Engaged Higher Education Leaders

You’ll learn to conduct and apply research from faculty who are actively practicing subject matter experts in Higher Education. This Higher Education Ed.D. degree program’s cohort model fosters collaboration with fellow candidates whose diverse experiences will enrich your study and broaden your professional network.

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Finish your doctoral degree in as little as 3 years.
17 courses 51 total credits

$2,088 per course

Cost of a typical 3-credit doctoral degree course.
Wilmington University tuition is based on cost-per-credit.
You only pay for the courses you need to complete your Higher Education Leadership degree.

The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership program is available in the following formats and locations:



Career and Industry Outlook for Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Graduates

10% Job Growth

More than 86,000 Annual Openings

$30.96 Median Hourly Earnings

Wilmington University's doctorate in Higher Education Leadership equipped me to handle the challenges faced by professionals in higher education today. The experience sharpened my vision and broadened my appreciation of the lived experiences of higher-education executives from a wide array of colleges and universities. — Patricia Claghorn
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