Doctor of Education / Higher Education Leadership & Management
Walden University

Program Details

The Higher Education Leadership and Management specialization can help you gain the leadership skills and management knowledge you need to lead meaningful and sustainable change across your institution. Coursework in this EdD specialization focuses on the latest research-based methods, policies, and practices of today’s changing landscape of higher education.

This specialization is designed for individuals who work in higher education and aspire to administrative, leadership, and/or management positions. Potential workplaces include community colleges, public and private campus-based universities, online universities, state education departments, government agencies, or research organizations.

Note: This program does not lead to teacher licensure or certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.


Students will be required to attend one face-to-face residency.

  • Must have a master's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Materials you are required to submit may vary depending on the academic program to which you apply

Special Accreditation

Walden University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for a period of 7 years, from 2012 to 2019. In 2013, NCATE merged with the Teacher Education Accreditation Council to form the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Walden University is eligible for and will seek accreditation based on CAEP standards beginning in fall 2018.

School Accreditation Statement

The Higher Learning Commission