Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs
The School of Education through Liberty University Online offers several programs at the post-graduate level. The Doctor of Education program prepares candidates to be competent, effective leaders with a Christian worldview who will model high standards and assume a leadership role in the field of education. This doctoral degree provides advanced training in applied research methods and practical management skills, with the goal of helping students become leaders in postsecondary education administration. Throughout this program, students will learn skills such as effective leadership, policy development, program development, and best practices in supporting student achievement. This doctoral degree provides advanced training in current issues and trends as well as legal issues in student affairs. Students will learn how to address various challenges facing today’s higher education leaders, including social, political, and economic factors.
- General Information
- Degree Completion Plan and Course Guides
- EDUC 880 must be the final non-capstone course taken.
- 3.0 GPA
- Capstone Information
- All non-capstone coursework must be completed before starting EDUC 880.
- Starting with EDUC 880, candidates must continuously enroll in capstone coursework until the final defense. Candidates who break enrollment will be required to re-apply.
- Ed.D. students are allowed to enroll in EDUC 887, 888, 889 a maximum of two times. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Education.
- Enrollment in EDUC 890 is contingent on School of Education approval.
Framework and Dispositions
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:
- Displays a sense of social responsibility
- Demonstrates commitment/work ethic
- Demonstrates reflective practice
- Displays personal integrity
- Displays professionalism
View the doctoral transfer policies here. Capstone and Dissertation courses are not eligible to be transferred.
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.