Doctor of Education in Adult & Higher Education / Community College Leadership
Northern Illinois University

Program Details

A doctorate degree is the highest form of formal education a student or professional can achieve. That means it is a well earned credential in the marketplace, especially in education fields. Northern Illinois University offers a Doctor of Education in Adult and Higher Education, with a special emphasis on Community College Leadership. The higher education focus allows students to engage with young adults and help them network, advance their education and opportunities, and mentor them. There is a week-long session that takes place on campus in Naperville, close to Chicago. That opportunity allows students to engage and develop professionally as they work through their program.


The program requires a one week residency every year on campus.

  • Master's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Statement of goals
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Résumé/CV
  • Three years of professional experience is preferred

School Accreditation Statement

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