Online EdD Higher Education Administration
Credit Hours
Class Type 100% online, 8-week courses
Next Start Date May 13, 2024
Transfer Credits Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Accreditation Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC
learning and career outcomes
degree highlights
military benefits
admission requirements
Transfer Policies

Lead Your College or University to Success with an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration Degree Online

Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration can help you pursue top-level roles in college or university administration. Throughout this program, you’ll learn how to navigate various educational leadership challenges as well as foster a learning environment that allows students and faculty to thrive.

Prepare to help shape policies, goals, and objectives within your institution. This doctoral degree provides advanced training in applied research methods and practical management skills, with the goal of helping you become a leader in research, scholarship, and postsecondary education administration. You can develop practical expertise that will be useful in a variety of professional settings, both inside and outside the world of academia. You’ll also be equipped to develop research-based solutions to problems in higher education.

Partner with us and prepare to help college students grow academically and professionally!

Why Choose Liberty’s Online Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration Degree?

We’ve designed our Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration to help meet your needs as both a student and a professional. With this program, you can pursue a terminal education credential while preparing to solve real-world problems in your field. And, unlike most PhD programs, our online Ed.D. requires a capstone instead of a dissertation. This capstone project can help you address practical education issues and make a positive impact on diverse student populations.

Balancing school with your other priorities may seem challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Our higher education administration doctorate is available 100% online, which means you can earn your degree from the comfort of your home. By studying under our experienced faculty, you can hone your leadership skills and learn how to help college students thrive.

Maybe you are a professor or college administrator looking to advance your career. Or perhaps you want to pursue education-related roles in businesses, government agencies, or nonprofits. Either way, our Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration online can help provide the top-notch credentials and biblical training you need to lead in your field with integrity.

Specializations for the Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration

Assessment and Evaluation

Educational Leadership

Organizational Leadership

Student Affairs

What Will You Learn in Our Online Doctorate in Higher Education Administration?

This program provides core training in a variety of higher education topics. You’ll analyze the sociological, cultural, and psychological characteristics of college students so you can help maximize their academic growth and success. By learning about various factors that influence higher education finance and accreditation, you can help ensure the success of your institution.

Our Ed.D. program also covers unique leadership challenges and organizational procedures in Christian colleges, private colleges, community colleges, and state university systems. You will study the history of higher education in the United States as well as important issues facing modern education administrators. In addition to choosing a specialized area of study, you will complete several research methods courses that culminate in a capstone project. This final project provides an excellent opportunity to address real-world issues in higher education and prepare for new career opportunities.

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Career Opportunities for Graduates of Our Online Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration Program

  • Academic dean
  • Admissions director
  • Chief academic officer
  • College/university president
  • Corporate director
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Director of an educational organization
  • Education researcher
  • Educational consultant
  • Instructional coordinator
  • Management consultant
  • Policy analyst
  • Professor
  • Program director
  • Provost
  • Training and development specialist
  • University administrator
  • Vice president of organizational development

Highlights of Our Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration Degree Program

  • 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’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.
  • Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years — and counting.
  • Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • You can earn your online Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration in just 3 years!
  • Our faculty are experienced in their field and firmly rooted in the Christian faith.
  • As an online student, you’ll have the opportunity to network with education leaders and experts from across the country.

Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration Degree Information

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Military Benefits for Liberty’s Online Doctorate in Higher Education Administration

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering 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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Admission Requirements for Liberty University’s Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration Online

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions-related information.

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Admission application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during Financial Check-In. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses — documentation verifying military status is required.

Transfer Policies

At Liberty, we want to help you make the most of your prior education by allowing you to transfer in previously earned college credit. That’s why you can transfer in up to 50% of your total credits for a master’s or doctoral program!

Some restrictions apply. Please visit our Transfer Policy page for more information.