Degree Options

Doctorate in Leadership in Higher Education


Individuals may pursue either an Ed.D. (Doctor of Education) or Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy) in this program.

The Ph.D. curriculum is more research-based, while the Ed.D. curriculum is more practitioner-oriented. The Ph.D. program requires an additional 3 credits in theory and research; 63 credits are required for the Ed.D. program.

At the end of the first year of doctoral studies, you decide whether you want to pursue an Ed.D. or Ph.D.