Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration / Higher Education Leadership
Indiana State University

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration with a specialization in Higher Education Leadership is specifically designed for post-master’s degree students who want to be effective leaders at two- or four-year institutions of higher education.  The curriculum provides the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to lead in the 21st century.  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.


  • Master’s degree with a GPA of a B+ or above
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Detailed narrative
  • Possible personal interview
  • Courses during the academic year consist of three Friday/Saturday on-campus workshop seminars and weekly Internet audio/video sessions that generally meet one afternoon per week.

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

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

Geographic Restrictions

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.