Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies / Educational Leadership & Higher Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Program Details

University of Nebraska – Lincoln offers an online Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies, with a specialization in Educational Leadership. This program prepares practicing educators in administrative positions for advanced roles in higher education. Coursework includes topics related to policies, student affairs, philosophy, and more.


Six credit hours of coursework must be in-residence, on-campus, as approved by an adviser. These are typically completed as one week in-residence sessions during the summer.

  • A master's degree
  • 3.00 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • GRE scores
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all previous schools
  • Three samples of writing or research
  • Personal vita or resume

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission