Program Overview

A Ph.D. in Educational Administration with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership degree is available from Indiana State University.  

This degree is specifically designed for post-master’s students. The program is to be completed in a cohort model over the course of two years, or five semesters. 

The internship core is an “experience,” which must be completed over the course of two semesters. The internships are field-based experienced that are supervised by a university professor and an on-site advisor. An objective of these experiences is to allow students to apply what they have learned in the classroom in a hands-on environment.

The courses encompass the following topics: statistical methods, research seminar, academic leadership, student seminar, educational law, higher education in the US, organization of higher education, and resource management, among a few others.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    All education licensure programs and related school programs are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.


    Master's degree with a GPA of a B+ or above. Official transcripts. Three letters of recommendation. Detailed narrative. Possible personal interview.


    Students must be residing in either the United States or Canada, with the exception of U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

    School Overview

    Located in Terre Haute, Indiana State University first opened as the Indiana State Normal School in 1865 and spent nearly one century educating youths to be teachers. Today, this public campus encapsulates 435 acres with more than eleven thousand enrolled students playing host to students worldwide.

    Indiana State Online offers undergraduate and graduate programs to those interested in continuing their education or advancing their careers. We offer more than 60 programs that can be completed entirely online or with minimal on-campus visits. We also offer a variety of online minors, doctoral and specialist programs, and certificates and licensures to those requiring additional education and training in their degree programs.


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