Online Student Affairs Doctoral Program

Ed.D. in Higher Education Admin. – Student Affairs

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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs

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Help Students Thrive Academically and Professionally with an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs

College can be challenging. For many students, it is their first time away from home or without the guidance of a parental figure. Student affairs and student services administrators play an important role in helping students succeed and develop both personally and academically while attending college. Furthermore, these professionals seek to help students gain skills that may be useful throughout their lives. Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs can help you pursue top-level roles in college or university administration and student affairs development.

Throughout this program, you can learn skills such as effective leadership, policy development, program development, and best practices for supporting student success. This doctoral degree provides advanced training in current issues, trends, and legal matters in student affairs. You can develop practical expertise that will be useful in a variety of professional settings, both inside and outside the world of academia.

What Will You Learn in Liberty University’s Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs Degree Online?

  • Explore current issues and trends in the field of student affairs administration
  • Learn advanced leadership techniques and administrative skills
  • Study legal issues and policies as they pertain to student development

Your student development doctorate will culminate in a capstone project. You will build up to this project by completing courses that will help you learn how to effectively conduct research and present your results. This final project can provide you with an opportunity to focus on a problem in the field of higher education and then solve it. Completing this project allows you to add to the general body of knowledge and help to develop solutions that positively impact the world of higher education.

Potential Careers for Graduates of Our Student Affairs Doctoral Program Online

  • College/university administrator
  • Higher education faculty
  • Policy analyst
  • Program coordinator
  • Student affairs administrator
  • Training and development specialist

Benefits of Pursuing Your Doctorate in Student Affairs Online with Liberty University

As a leader in distance education since 1985, we understand what it takes to create a flexible and affordable education for busy people. Since we have been investing in distance and online learning for decades, our experience has taught us how to streamline our degree options so you can focus on what really matters to you. While many schools offer online degrees, we believe Liberty stands out.

Here’s what sets us apart:

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • The majority of tuition for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in 9 years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • Earn your doctorate in higher education administration – student affairs in just 2.5 years!
  • Study under industry experts and learn how to integrate professional knowledge with biblical principles.
  • Complete your degree 100% online and easily access your course materials whenever you need them.
  • Develop practical skills that can be applied directly to your career in postsecondary education administration.

Military Benefits 

Service is important to us, so whether you’re currently serving in the Armed Forces, have served, or are married to someone who serves, we’re here to serve you. Liberty’s military benefits are available to:

  • Active duty service members of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/retirees
  • Spouses of service members and veterans/retirees
  • Current Department of Defense employees

We are proud to support you in your pursuit of a flexible and affordable online education by offering you the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

 

 

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Credit Hours

SACSCOC

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

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Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

Next Start Date

May 13, 2024

Accreditation

Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

“In the times in which we’re living today, Liberty University’s mission, the mission of training up a generation of Champions for Christ in literally every occupation, has never been more important.”

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE

Experience That Matters to You

As an accredited Christian college with a 7,000-acre campus in Lynchburg, Virginia, Liberty University offers you an education that is both academically challenging and rooted in a biblical worldview.

At Liberty, you’ll benefit from 35+ years of learning, growing, adapting, and innovating for the distance learner — and more than a decade of researching the needs of the online student. You can be confident that we’ve taken the time to learn what’s important to you.

And what’s that?

  • Affordability
  • Accessibility
  • Academic Quality

These important factors challenged us to find new financial solutions, get ahead of industry trends, and blaze trails into cutting-edge career fields — and it’s paid off. That’s the difference experience makes.

 

Ranked in the top 10% of Niche.com’s best online schools in America and recognized by multiple institutions for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.

Why Choose Liberty University?

Enjoy Flexible Courses

Choose from a wide variety of programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level, most of which are 100% online*. With an 8-week format and 8 start dates per year, it’s easy to fit your courses around your schedule!

* Some exclusions apply. Please refer to our exclusions page for more information.

Maximize Your Time

Start and finish your degree faster! Liberty requires no standardized testing for admission, and you can transfer previous course credit — transfer in up to 75% of a bachelor’s degree and up to 50% of a master’s, postgraduate, or doctoral degree — or discover how your life, career, or military experience may count toward your college degree.

Grow in Your Faith

All of our courses are taught from a Christian perspective, and our faculty see themselves as mentors. Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ — we’re committed to championing you as you study to go further in your field, become a leader in your industry, or start a new career.

Access Academic Support

Throughout your educational journey, you will have access to academic resources that will aid in the completion of your degree. Services include our Jerry Falwell Library, writing center, tutoring, study aids, IT assistance, 30+ tutorial videos, live webinars, and personalized help from our academic advising team.

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Why We’re Nonprofit

As a nonprofit (not-for-profit) university, Liberty is in the business of training skilled professionals to make a difference in the world – not gaining profit, revenue, or producing dividends for shareholders. In keeping with our commitment to your education, we invest our resources back into degree programs and into your student experience.

While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university and has not increased tuition for 9 straight years. Lower tuition means less student loan debt for students.

For Liberty University, nonprofit is more than a status; it is a valuable opportunity to invest in the lives of students who will go out and impact the world.

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Financing Options

Financial Aid

Nearly 80% of all Liberty students in an online program are awarded financial aid. Virginia residents may qualify for additional aid — learn more!

Corporate Tuition Assistance

Deferred – If your company reimburses you for the cost of your education, you pay only a portion of your balance up front. You submit your grades to your employer who pays you, and then you pay the remaining balance for your classes.

Tuition Discounts

Qualified military service members, veterans, and their spouses can receive up to 55% off their tuition rate for eligible programs!

Contact one of our Admissions Counselors for more information by calling (800) 424-9595.

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