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Higher Education Leadership

University of Miami

36 months
2170 USD/credit
2170 USD/credit
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The Higher Education Leadership program from University of Miami , which offers a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.), is committed to preparing students for senior leadership positions in colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, and other educational organizations. 


 The Executive Ed.D. Higher Education Leadership  program from University of Miami, is guided by a practitioner-scholar model that combines theoretical offerings with application to practical higher education problems. Students focus on areas of special interest and choose dissertation projects that address issues confronting the contemporary higher education workplace.

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will grasp the basics of social science research on issues in higher education and demonstrate skills in asking effective research questions, developing sound methodology and conducting appropriate analyses.
  • Students will effectively apply knowledge of leadership theory, research and best practices to problems of practice in higher education.
  • Students will master all doctoral dissertation components as demonstrated through communication effectiveness – written and oral deliveries – at quality academic and professional levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organization and Administration of Higher Education I
  • Higher Education in the United States: From Harvard to Present 
  • Student Diversity in American Higher Education 
  • Organization of Higher Education II: Governance, Leadership and Finance 
  • College Student Development: Theory, Research and Practice
  • Enrollment Management: Theory and Practice
  • Advanced Seminar in Enrollment Management
  • Seminar in Higher Education Administration: Contemporary Issues

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • achieve acceptable scores on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the past five years. International applicants whose native language is not English or applicants whose degrees are from a non-U.S. University must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Systems (IELTS) and the GRE;
    • provide official transcripts showing completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and an acceptable undergraduate grade point average. 
    • provide three letters of recommendation that address the issues and meet the criteria established by the program being applied to;
    • provide a personal statement that addresses the mission and purpose of the program being applied to;
    • resume;
    • take part in an admissions interview (required by some programs); and

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2170 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2170 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    2170 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2170 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 USD /month
Living costs

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