The Ph.D. in Philosophy: Higher Education Administration in Educational Leadership available through Liberty University Online is a sixty-hour program designed to prepare competent researchers and effective leaders with a biblical worldview to assume roles in shaping the future direction of the policies, goals, and objectives of an education system whether it be in the college and university, business, or government setting.
Candidates will be equipped to demonstrate knowledge of the historical and philosophical influences pertaining to governance, administration, and leadership in institutions of higher education; evaluate, synthesize, and interpret research in higher education; apply organizational theories and models to create and lead effective higher education organizations; and integrate theoretical knowledge with practical skills necessary for advanced career positions in higher education and educational administration.
The mission of the School of Education at Liberty University is to develop competent professionals with a biblical worldview for Christian, public, and private schools. The faculty of the School of Education has delineated the dispositions that must be observable in each candidate of our programs at all levels:
Candidates may request to transfer up to 15 post-graduate or doctoral credit hours into the Ph.D. program. Capstones, research classes, dissertation seminars, and courses that require field experience are not eligible to be transferred. Courses must not be older than 5 years.
This program does not lead to state licensure or certification. Candidates in this program are not eligible to pursue a student teaching or internship semester.