Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership

Lead Educational Success on College or University Campuses

Your heart lies in higher education - but your aspirations don’t end in the classroom. Your goal is to educate and inspire college students; lead faculty and academic departments; maybe even run the institution itself one day.

Your Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership challenges you to excel at educating adult learners; enhancing an institution’s academic and administrative performance; building a collaborative, decision-making culture and meeting the growing challenges you’ll face now and in the future as a higher-education leader in the global economy.

If you want to focus your career toward hands-on administration or instructional leadership rather than dedicated research work, the Ed.D. is likely a better match to your goals than a Ph.D.

Graduates with a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership have built rewarding careers as college professors, university registrars, academic counselors, deans and university presidents.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing or aspiring educators, trainers, and staff developers in public and private colleges and universities, hospitals, government, religious or military organizations and private corporations.
  • Master’s degree graduates or above seeking a doctoral degree in education and leadership knowledge/skills in higher education administration.
  • Educators considering a Ph.D. in higher education leadership who want to explore Ed.D. benefits.

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSU’s Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership.

Quick Facts

Tuition for the degree program is $1,330 per credit hour.
NSU’s Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership program requires the completion of a minimum of 54 credits, including a dissertation. Download the program brochure.
Delivery Options
Coursework for the Doctor of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Earning Potential

College or University Professor $75,430 Average Salary Per Year

13% Projected Employment Growth

Academic Advising Director $66,107 Average Salary Per Year
Postsecondary Administrator $90,760 Average Salary Per Year

9% Projected Employment Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics;;

Mastering Your Dissertation

10 Steps to Completing a Successful Dissertation

Get the guide on how to leverage resources, find solutions and, most importantly, enlist emotional support to help you succeed on your path to your doctoral degree.


Explore Our Campuses

Success Stories

Take The Next Step
Return to Top