Doctor - Education: Higher Education Leadership

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The Doctor of Education program in Leadership in Higher Education at Northcentral University is focused on helping you develop the organizational and interpersonal skills required of someone in a leadership role in the education field. Read on to find out more about this program today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Doctor of Education program in Leadership in Higher Education at Northcentral University is designed to give you the chance to explore ethical and legal issues that arise in higher education. You will examine statistics and finance, and develop a well-rounded view of the education field. The program will require you to complete research and dissertation classes and will also give you the opportunity to select from a series of electives to focus more on areas of your choosing. You will be asked to pass all of your classes with at least a 3.0 GPA in order to graduate from this program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to this program, you should already possess education skills and a background in educational studies. The program's subject nature demands that you have patience and a desire to help those around you learn, teach and improve their own knowledge and skills. You are required to have a master's degree from an accredited institution prior to applying to this program at Northcentral University.

What Are the Course Requirements?

To graduate from this program you will be required to complete 54 credit hours. Twenty-four of those credit hours will be from foundational courses, 15 credits should be from specialization courses, three credits will be from a comprehensive exam, and 12 credits will dissertation courses.

Courses for a Doctor of Education in Leadership in Higher Education

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 8000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8200Scholarly Literature Review
EDR 8203Research Methods
EDR 8201Statistics I
EDR 8204Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
EDR 8205Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
One additional Specialization or Elective Course
Specialization Courses
Select five courses from the following:
LHE 7004 Organization and Governance of Higher Education
LHE 7005Legal Issues in Higher Education
LHE 7006Student Affairs Leadership
LHE 7007Strategic Enrollment Leadership
LHE 7008Higher Education Finance
LHE 7010Current Trends and Topics in Higher Education
LHE 7011Foundations of Higher Education Leadership
LHE 7012Strategic Planning & Institutional Effectiveness in Higher Education
LHE 7013Community College Curriculum and Program Development
LHE 7014Introduction to the Community College
Examination Course
CMP 9700E Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902AThe Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903AInstitutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904AThe Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

Upon graduating from this program, you may have the opportunity to seek out a job that suits your education based talents and interests. You could find yourself working directly with students in a leadership role or working more with teachers and administration, as well as in a number of other different work environments.

Positions in this career path include but are not limited to:

  • Teacher
  • Principal
  • School Guidance Counselor
  • Department Head
  • Superintendent
  • Tutor