Program Overview

Nova Southeastern University, primarily located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, offers a Doctor of Education with a concentration on Higher Education Leadership. The degree program is designed to expand on the already learned foundation from previous curriculums in addition to introducing students to the key essentials of working with adult learners.

The Doctor of Education with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership is designed specifically or practicing and aspiring educators, trainers, and staff developers working with adult learners. The specialized curriculum is comprised of 69 credit hours, and covers the concepts of:

  • Surviving Change Politics, Power, Money, and the Law
  • Governance and Management in Higher Education
  • Curriculum and Program Development
  • Moving Toward the Future Successful Strategic Action Plans
  • Targeting Students
  • The Dynamics of Student Services
  • Contemporary Challenges in Higher Education Leadership
  • Financing Institutions of Higher Learning
  • Foundations, Sponsored Research, and Collaborations in Institutional Development
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • Human Resource Development
  • Technological Literacy for Leaders
  • Leading a Learning Organization

Graduates will develop leadership skills advanced enough to perform the needed higher education administration programs and institution through self-reflection, analysis, and best practices. The specialized program focuses on providing graduate students a broad knowledge of social, political, and economic forces intricate to working in society as current leaders in higher education.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Doctorate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    NCATE accredited


    Students must have a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average) .

    School Overview

    Nova Southeastern University may have started as a small independent not-for-profit university when it first educated its first students in 1964, however this Ft. Lauderdale campus followed the lead of many growing movements from the sixties and quickly expanded into a modern global facility promoting distance learning by 1972. Today, NSU hosts field-based programs in more than twenty states, as well as internationally.

    Nova Southeastern University awards associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, specialist and doctorate degrees. Nova Southeastern University offers a large number of online degree programs to accommodate a wide range of students. Students can choose from online undergraduate degrees and graduate degrees. Online classes at Nova Southeastern University occur in both synchronous and asynchronous formats to best facilitate an interactive environment between students and faculty.


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