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Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration

Program Details

The University of Florida’s Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration aims to prepare its students to step into the shoes of the provosts, deans, and college presidents. Additionally, as the current university leaders continue to age, the pool of new college students continues to grow, which is creating the maximum job potential this field has seen in decades.


Students must attend three weekend per semester held in rotation at the University of Florida and additional colleges and universities within the State of Florida.

  • A bachelor’s, master’s, or terminal degree from an accredited U.S. college or university
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work
  • An acceptable graduate grade point average for previous graduate work
  • An acceptable score on the Graduate Records Examination (GRE)
  • Candidates may be subjected to an interview for further evidence of program fit and scholarly potential

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


UF is partially authorized for residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Washington. States pending authorization include: Kansas, Michigan, New York, and Oregon.

Distance education programs in allied health professions, counseling, education, nursing, social work, and veterinary medicine may require additional approval from state licensing agencies or boards. Out-of-state students who are considering applying to a professional program should contact the licensing agency or board in their state prior to enrollment.