Coursework

Doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education


The curriculum involves a minimum of 60 credits including Summer Institutes, fall and winter seminars, practica, and a dissertation. The foundation of the program includes five curriculum strands – leadership, learning, service, research, and strategic applications to higher education.

The curriculum is designed to apply research theory to practical settings through a project-based approach. Higher education topics and relevant professional experiences of each student are woven throughout the curriculum, allowing students to guide discussions and projects as they relate to each of the curriculum strands.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn from nationally-recognized leaders in the field of higher education through guest lectures and panel discussions.