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Ph.D. in Higher Education
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8-Week Courses
Transfer Credits
Up to 15 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Get on Your Way to Becoming a University Leader with Liberty’s Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration Online Program

Liberty University’s 100% online Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration degree program will expand your knowledge, skills, and training in education through advanced course content and in-depth research. With advanced training in education, leadership, and research, you will gain valuable communication and problem-solving skills needed to lead students to success effectively. Our Ph.D. in Higher Education online degree program will provide you with the tools and skills to effectively communicate through various mediums, critically problem solve, and increase information literacy. This program will enable you to focus on leadership in higher education through research and practical application, allowing you to enhance your skills and properly market your abilities.

Why Choose Liberty’s Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration Online Program?

Liberty’s Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration online degree program is designed to provide advanced training to educators who are seeking promotions, new opportunities or a career change. Whether your goal is to work in a Christian college, community college, or state university system, your collegiate experience will help you relate to students transitioning to college from high school or returning to pursue higher education. With your experience, you will be able to help guide students through this transition period effectively. At Liberty, we value your time, and that is why we created the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration to be a 100% online degree program. You will not be required to attend courses on campus at any time as you pursue your degree. Liberty University is committed to helping you obtain your degree in a way that is most convenient for you. 

What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration?

Liberty University’s education courses seek to enhance your knowledge of leadership styles in the educational setting. Because educational leadership is critical in the complex learning environment, understanding how leadership styles promote excellence is crucial to guiding your organization toward its defined mission. Our courses in the Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration online program will help you put your leadership training into action through practical studies in educational law, administration, and an in-depth look at collegiate teaching.

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Ph.D. in Education Online Degree Information and Requirements

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Potential Career Options with a Higher Education Administration Degree

  • University Professor
  • University Administrator
  • Educational Consultant
  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Survey Researcher
  • Post-secondary Education Instructor
  • Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychologist
  • Training and Development Specialist

Admission Requirements for Our Online Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration 

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above 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*
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

*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.

Ph.D. Program Highlights

  • By earning your Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from a non-profit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in the field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a non-profit university. 
  • You can complete our Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration degree program in about three years.

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