Doctor of Education in Leadership / Higher Education
Concordia University – Chicago

Program Details

The Leadership Doctorate program with a specialization in higher education from Concordia University – Chicago is an online higher education degree for those seeking expertise in higher education leadership, administration, and education.  While the focus in on higher education systems in the United States, students also analyze the globalization of higher education.  You will examine the policies, practices, and issues facing public and private post-secondary institutions, gaining an understanding of their complexities and business practices and principles.  Courses also teach students to apply and analyze learning solutions that support higher education and student retention and success, to identify and integrate leadership orientations that align with the institution’s mission, and to practice professional ethical behavior.  With this online higher education degree students learn the importance of remaining cognizant of current and emerging trends in the field and understand that they need to integrate current theory and best institutional practices into their personal and professional performance to promote the institution’s health and sustainability.  

Along with these higher education goals and coursework, students will also cover the overarching leadership curriculum.  You will learn to appreciate diverse leadership perspectives while studying:

  • Knowledge management
  • Decision making
  • Conflict and change management
  • Communication
  • Unique approaches to leadership

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Concordia University – Chicago is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Essay/Writing Sample, Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent