Great leaders make a great impact.
It’s all about leadership — rising to a position where you can affect education on a large scale and having the specialized knowledge to make it happen. The Maryville online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Leadership builds reflective leaders through a deep exploration of today’s faculty-administration dynamics and the modern student experience. Our Ed.D. program offers an expert’s perspective on social, political, and business leadership in education so you can grow professionally and make a greater impact in students’ lives.
Information at a glance
Why choose our doctorate in educational leadership?
Earning your online EdD can put you on a path for career advancement, higher earnings, and administrator-level leadership positions.
Here’s what you can expect with our program:
Maryville University’s online Doctor of Education Higher Education Leadership strives to prepare its graduates for positions that require high-level decision-making. As these professionals typically have the knowledge and experience necessary to positively influence academic institutions, they often have frequent opportunities to boost their earning potential and maintain career satisfaction. and small businesses.
A typical Doctor of Education (EdD) curriculum consists of courses that can give students in-depth knowledge and skills in several critical aspects of higher education:
- Practice-based research
- Reflective leadership practice
- Academic leadership strategies
- Data analysis
Educational Research Methods. Students learn how to identify educational research methodologies and methods and understand the importance of research designs and paradigms.
Reflective Leadership Practice and Inquiry. This type of course introduces students to historical and contemporary foundations of higher education, with a specific focus on ethical leadership and reflective practice.
Strategic Change and Innovation. As higher education evolves, future leaders need to be prepared to understand, manage, and implement change.
Leading in a Complex Environment. Classes of this type will inform students how policy, law, and finance intersect, and how they are all integrated to solve complex problems.Get Full Curriculum
Accreditation and rankings
Maryville University is a nationally ranked private college recognized for comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.
Regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
Ranked by Forbes among “America’s Top Colleges” for 2019
Listed among the “Best College Values 2019” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Ranked among Money’s “Best Colleges” 2020