The best education for your students starts with your own.

As an educator, you get it. You see firsthand the effect your profession has on lives — both in the classroom and beyond. You also know that continuing to learn is the best way to grow within your industry. And Maryville’s online education degrees can help you gain the expertise you need to lead students and academic institutions bravely into the future.

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An online education degree designed for you.

Maryville University offers an online Doctor of Higher Education Leadership degree — a program that is designed for educators, administrators, and leaders who have the drive and passion to make an impact in the world of education.

Whether you’re professionally involved with higher education or looking to enter the field from a different avenue, our online doctorate can help you gain the insight and knowledge you need to be successful.

And with more online education degrees to be available in the near future, you’ll be able to find the one that can best meet you where you are and help you reach your career goals.

Features of our online Doctor of Education- Higher Education Leadership program

Our online education doctorate degree focuses on the skills you need to move into leadership roles in the industry — and truly make a difference. This degree is designed to help you enhance your skills and develop new ones in leadership, theory, administration, policy, and more, so you can lead effectively at the highest levels of education.

  • Explore higher education-focused leadership theory and how to apply it in real-world environments.
  • Build a contemporary understanding of administrative relationships and the student experience.
  • Gain actionable insight into topics like higher ed governance, policy, and financing.

You can learn more about our online Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership program at our program page.

Why choose Maryville for your online education degree?

Maryville isn’t just any university. We have a far-reaching reputation for delivering online academic excellence at an affordable price. This is how we reward your brave pursuit of self-improvement — by providing you with an outstanding education from a highly experienced and respected faculty. And all designed to work around your schedule.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Forbes America's Top Colleges 2017

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018

Why earn your education degree online?

If you’re going to pursue an online education degree, you should try to make it fit around your lifestyle — not the other way around. At Maryville, that’s exactly how we designed our program. When you earn your online education degree at Maryville, you’ll get a flexible, user-friendly online experience that allows you to:

  • Learn on your time. Attend classes and complete assignments on your schedule. Our program is designed for students who are also working professionals.
  • Get personal support. You’ll have help every step of the way, from application through graduation.
  • Collaborate easily. Team up to study, share notes, and find any help you may need via emails, chats, and message boards.
  • Enjoy online technical support. Online support is available 24/7.

What careers can you pursue with your online education degree?

By earning your online education degree, you fulfill a need in our society. But you also want to move forward in your career and in your industry. You want to put yourself in position to make a difference. Your online education degree from Maryville can open many doors for you — and not just classroom doors.

If you want to prepare to lead at the highest echelons of education, our online EdD in Higher Education Leadership can help you get where you want to go. And when you get there, you’ll be prepared to take charge and effect change from top-level administrative positions that are always in demand.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for postsecondary education administrators is projected to increase by 10% from 2016 through 2026, and the average salary for all related positions is more than $90,000 per year — and the highest-level positions can reach more than $110,000. Employers like universities and colleges typically prefer those occupying these roles to hold a related terminal degree, such as an EdD.

If those roles don’t fit your interest, here are some others you can pursue:

  • Academic Dean
  • Admissions Director
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • College/University President
  • Dean of Students
  • Department Chair
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Principal
  • Professor
  • Provost
  • Social/Community Service Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Trainer/Development Manager

Meet our online education degree faculty.

You don’t make a real difference by just learning theory. You need real-world information from industry leaders who have been and continue to be part of the decision-making for a variety of educational environments.

The faculty at Maryville can help you get the most from our progressive, advanced curriculum. Our professors pride themselves on their passion for helping you succeed, and they can help prepare you for the world beyond your online education degree.