Doctor of Education / Higher Education (Self Designed)
Walden University

Program Details

Design a Doctor of Education specialization that most closely matches your personal interests and professional goals with the self-designed Higher Education track from Walden University. Students will complete a core set of courses and have the option to choose from nearly two dozen electives to complete their degree requirements.

The curriculum examines 21st century higher education institutions, the relevance of current education models, and how to maximize efficiency and sustainability as a leader in higher education. Students of online Higher Education degrees will learn to exhibit leadership in program evaluation, strategic planning and budgeting, and assessment. Graduates will be able to use research to address critical issues, promote positive social change, and facilitate continuous improvement.

Core course topics available to students include:

  • Managing resources in higher education
  • Research theory, design, and methods
  • Higher education in the 21st century
  • Leading the future of education

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Walden University is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s)

Additional Info

  • Students are required to attend one face-to-face residency.

Restricted States

Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota