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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 weights in length, and are limited to 15 to 17 candidates to support quality discussions. This EdD 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.