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Higher Education (EDD)

Major: Higher and Adult Education
Concentration: Higher Education
Degree: EDD
Contact: Jeffery Wilson
Forms: Program Information
Resources: Course Schedule
Online Doctoral Student Resource Site

The Higher Education concentration is designed for individuals seeking doctoral-level preparation primarily for mid- and senior-level administrative positions in higher education institutions, or higher education-related agencies, boards, and commissions.

The Program of Studies provides an overview of required coursework for completion of the degree. Many students in our program have already established successful careers. Therefore, classes are scheduled in the evenings, weekends, or online to meet the needs of the working adult.

If you were interested in the Ed.D. with an Organizational Leadership concentration, our proposal is still pending review and action by TBR.


All doctoral students must complete a residency requirement. Higher and Adult Education majors have several options within the department. Please review the information in the Doctoral Residency Plan Description. Your academic advisor will provide additional details regarding this project.

Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations

Upon completion of all courses, or with one course remaining, students take doctoral comprehensive exams. Please review the department’s policy (insert link) for more complete information.


The dissertation is expected to provide an intensive analysis of a specific problem/issue in higher education. The Graduate School’s Thesis/Dissertation Guide (insert link) provides a detailed description of specific requirements for completion of the dissertation.

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