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Doctor of Education in Higher Education

Program Details

This fully online doctoral degree program from Concordia University–Portland is for candidates looking to make their mark in higher education. Higher education is faced with a number of challenges, including declining enrollments and endowments. The EdD in Higher Education, which you can earn in 3 years, includes an emphasis on administration and instruction. Classes are 8 weeks in length, and the program includes a virtual residency aimed at the practitioner-scholar who already balances a career, family, and other obligations. It is designed to prepare servant-leaders for leadership, teaching, and service positions in higher education institutions, government agencies, and other postsecondary educational settings.


  • Must have a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or better for master’s and any post-master’s credits
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of Intent
  • Example of original, scholarly writing
  • Resume
  • Interview

Accreditation & Licensing

Concordia University–Portland is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, is affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and is a member of the Concordia University System.