EdD/PhD in Leadership / Higher Education
Concordia University – Chicago

Program Details

The online EdD/PhD in Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education program teaches students to become effective leaders in higher education through the study of policies, practices, and issues within school institutions.  The curriculum shapes competent leaders through theoretical and practical studies.  Students gain research skills that stem from evidence-based decision making, while simultaneously gaining an understanding of the complexities of higher education institutions.


  • Completion requires 61 credit hours for EdD or 67 credit hours PhD
  • Master’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Submission of rationale statement, including personal goals
  • Official transcripts of all previous credits
  • Current GRE or MAT scores
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample

School Accreditation Statement

Higher Learning Commission