Ed.D. in Higher Education – Organizational Leadership Cultivate Cultural Excellence and Lead with Integrity


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Liberty’s online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration – Organizational Leadership explores best practices for leading teams of people and overseeing operations within colleges and universities. In addition to studying core aspects of higher education administration, you will complete several advanced business courses. With this knowledge, you can prepare to foster a productive learning environment that allows students and faculty to thrive.

Higher education institutions have much in common with businesses and nonprofits. All of these organizations rely on effective leaders who know how to set strategic goals, handle essential administrative tasks, and motivate others to achieve important objectives. With our Ed.D. in organizational leadership online, you can develop core skills in business management — skills that can help strengthen your effectiveness as a university administrator.

If you’re seeking a practical doctorate designed to promote career advancement, our Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration – Organizational Leadership is a great option. Partner with us and learn how to lead your institution to success.

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  • 600+ Online Degrees
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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 education since 1985, Liberty is committed to offering programs that combine flexibility, affordability, and accessibility. Our doctorate in organizational leadership is available 100% online, which means you can earn your degree from the comfort of your home and easily access your course materials whenever you need them. Additionally, you can pursue your academic goals without needing to relocate or take time off from work.

Our mission is to Train Champions for Christ. In keeping with this goal, we seek to equip education professionals with the knowledge, values, and skills essential for impacting the world. If you want to earn a terminal education degree from an accredited Christian university, we have just what you need. Liberty’s Ed.D. faculty are experienced in their field and committed to helping you grow academically and professionally.

Our Ed.D. online degree includes a capstone project designed to help you solve real-world educational challenges. Throughout this program, you can hone your skills in organizational leadership and applied research while preparing to take your career in postsecondary education administration to the next level. By studying core topics in business, you could even branch out into roles in corporations, nonprofits, or government agencies.

This degree is broken down into 4 main parts: core higher education classes, the organizational leadership concentration, research courses, and the capstone project. You’ll explore essential topics in university administration, best teaching practices, and economic issues related to higher education. Your research courses will cover literature reviews, applied research methods, educational research, and methodologies. By completing a capstone project, you can prepare to solve real-world education problems using research and theory.

Learn how to better manage people and resources in your institution. Our organizational leadership specialization has no set courses, so you’ll have the freedom to learn about subjects that match your interests and career goals. You can choose from a vast selection of our business classes and develop a diverse skill set that could help boost your marketability. You can then apply your knowledge of business, management, and leadership to your career in university administration and help your organization thrive. Here are just some of the business topics you can study:

  • Allocation of financial resources
  • Data analytics and decision-making
  • Financial statement analysis
  • Leadership theory and practice
  • Logistics
  • Organizational design and structure
  • Risk management
  • Strategic marketing management
  • Total quality management
  • Workforce planning and employment

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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)