The blended Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Studies with a specialization in Educational Leadership and Higher Education degree program is designed to prepare scholars whose work will influence educational change in local, regional, national and global settings.
Students choose this program to:
- Develop leadership and analytical skills needed to lead higher education, community colleges and other educational institutions.
- Join a diverse, doctoral learning community that engages in intense, graduate study of contemporary issues from multiple perspectives.
- Learn from internationally renowned graduate faculty who craft rigorous opportunities for advanced study, mentor students and engage in funded research.
- Gain knowledge through in-depth learning, practicum and scholarly experiences which prepare students for leadership positions as professors and scholars in the field of higher education.
Who should choose this program?
- Individuals with a master’s degree who aspire to hold an administrative position other than P-12 administration.
- Individuals who intend to pursue or continue a career as a practicing administrator in education or a related field.
- Practitioners working in P-20 educational settings, higher education, community college and other education-related organizations throughout the world.
Note: A minimum of 45 semester hours must be completed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln after admission to this program. Six credit hours of coursework must be in-residence, on-campus, as approved by the student’s adviser. These are typically completed as one-week in-residence sessions during the summer. These courses focus on special topics of major interest and allow for extensive interaction with experts in the field.
More about the Educational Studies (Educational Leadership & Higher Education Specialization) program:
The University of Nebraska—Lincoln offers two nationally recognized Doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership and Higher Education, the Ph.D. and the Ed.D. The programs are offered to individuals interested in any level (P-20) of education. The program is described as an online program; however, all students are encouraged or required to travel to campus. Normally, all doctoral students will be on campus to present the dissertation proposal and for the final defense of the dissertation study.