Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration / Student Affairs
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty’s University’s online Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Administration – Student Affairs offers students the opportunity to pursue top-level roles in college or university administration and student affairs. Student affairs professionals serve an important role in helping students succeed and develop both personally and academically while attending college or university. This online degree program exists to help students gain skills such as effective leadership, policy development, program development, and best practices in supporting student achievement. Students interested in this program are likely current educators or educational administrators who are interested in pursuing careers related to student affairs at an institution of higher education. Students will study current issues and trends in the field of student affairs administration. In addition, they will learn advanced leadership techniques and administrative skills. Legal issues and policies will also be part of their education in the area of student development. Students will complete several research methods courses that culminate in a capstone project that can add to the general body of knowledge in the field of higher education. Upon graduation, students can pursue roles such as college and university administrators, higher education faculty, policy analysts, program coordinators, student affairs administrators, and training and development specialists.

Learning Pace

Institution-Paced

Learning Schedule

Asynchronous

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Liberty University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges is the regional accrediting body for southern states.

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)