EdD in Higher Education Admin: Assessment & Evaluation Advance Research In Measuring Progress


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For a college or university to be competitive, it must meet high standards of quality and accreditation in its academic programs so that its students receive the best education possible. If you want to help institutions of higher education ensure that their academics and curriculum are top notch, Liberty University’s 100% online Doctor of Education (EdD) in Higher Education Administration – Assessment and Evaluation degree may be for you.

Through this online program evaluation degree, you can become equipped to handle various administrative responsibilities in a collegiate setting. In particular, you can learn how to use data and research to determine how well a school’s educational process aligns with best practices in higher education, complies with the requirements set by accrediting agencies, and helps students thrive. That way, you can help colleges and universities make needed adjustments to existing programs – as well as create new programs that are academically excellent and tailored to the needs of the student body.

Most college students want to be certain that the education they receive will be respected by employers and other schools. With the knowledge you gain in our EdD in Higher Education Administration – Assessment and Evaluation, you can help your institution maintain quality and effectiveness in all of its degree offerings. Partner with us and prepare to make your mark on the world of higher education!

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

As a pioneer in distance learning since 1985, we know how to create accessible, affordable degree programs that fit your schedule. This educational assessment degree is offered 100% online – and most of the courses are only 8 weeks long with no set login times. Whether you’re a parent, a full-time professional, or have other important commitments outside of school, you’ll have the freedom to earn your degree without putting your life on hold.

At Liberty, you won’t have to sacrifice quality for flexibility. We are regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Additionally, our EdD courses are taught by professors who have years of experience in many different aspects of higher education – both inside and outside the classroom. With their guidance, you can become better equipped to take on high-level administrative and leadership roles at a college or university.

We don’t just train education professionals – we train people of integrity who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. We care about who you are and who you aspire to become. Whether you are brand new to higher education administration or have worked in this field for years, we can help equip you for the next stage of your career. By partnering with us for your EdD degree in assessment in higher education, you can learn how to effectively shape your institution’s policies, goals, and objectives to promote student success.

This program includes a core section of higher education courses, which dive into topics such as effective methods for teaching college students, historical foundations of higher education, and the administrative and organizational aspects of colleges and universities.

To round out the core classes, you’ll choose between 2 different course options. You can either learn about major financial, economic, and budgetary issues in higher education or explore assessment and research methods for improving academic programs. Of these 2 courses, the latter is strongly recommended because it aligns with the assessment and evaluation focus of this degree.

The specialization courses cover research-based approaches to analyzing student learning, curricula, academic programs, student services, and institutional structures. You’ll also be able to either take a course in educational policy or select an elective course from our numerous graduate education course options.

Some of the other topics you’ll explore in your specialization classes include:

  • Best practices in recording, articulating, and submitting regular reports documenting institutional compliance
  • Evaluation and measurement tools used to assess the effectiveness of academic programs and co-curricular departments in an institutional setting
  • Major evaluation theories and advanced measurement models used in policymaking and for program development and modification
  • Plans and processes for analyzing and interpreting assessment results to bolster program and institutional improvement
  • Processes and methods used by institutional researchers and offices to support wide-reaching institutional decisions and best practices
  • The importance of compliance in accreditation with emphasis on various programmatic, state, and national organizations and their requirements for educational institutions
  • The important role of assessment in overall student achievement, program development, and educational systems
  • The use and review of data-driven resources to help inform continuous improvement and increase student achievement

Additionally, you’ll complete a sequence of research courses focusing on areas such as educational research, applied research concepts and methodology, and literature review. The research section of this degree can help you prepare for the capstone project – which gives you the opportunity to apply research to solve real-world problems in the field of higher education.

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EdS and EdD Full Time $595/Credit
EdS and EdD Part Time $650/Credit
Military EdS and EdD $275/Credit

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for EdS and EdD courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service 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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