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Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Studies, Doctorate

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  • 36 months
The Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Studies from Bay Path University is on the forefront of the study of higher education. In an era of heightened disruption and revolutionary challenges, many higher education experts have called for a new kind of leadership. 
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The Higher Education Leadership and Organizational Studies from Bay Path University meets this need by teaching students how to re-imagine institutions, make tough decisions, re-examine whether old ways of doing business are still relevant and adopt an opportunity rather than a scarcity mindset.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, graduates of the EdD in Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Studies will be able to:  

  • Identify and address critical and contemporary issues in educational policy and practice through understanding colleges and universities as complex enterprises
  • Manage and lead higher education institutions through addressing and mitigating conflict and challenges as transformational leaders
  • Integrate principles of administration and management with organizational capability and viability
  • Become self-reflective, visionary, and entrepreneurial leaders who will bring change management processes to the forefront of the industry
  • Leverage technology and institutional resources to achieve strategic goals and priorities Build a sense of community, enhanced motivation, risk-taking, creativity, flexibility, and innovation in higher education institutions
  • Demonstrate high-level analytic thinking, advanced research design, and problem-solving skills to implement organizational change and serve as catalysts to improve local practices
  • Write an action-research dissertation of publishable quality

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description


  • Credits
    54 alternative credits


  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Reflective & Visionary Leader: Theory and Practice
  • Organizational Development, Change and Transformation in Higher Education
  • Leading Transformation and Change in Higher Education
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking & Innovative Practice in Higher Education
  • Capacity Building for High Performing Academic Organizations

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A completed application 
  • Official transcripts showing completion of an undergraduate degree and master’s degree (in any discipline) from an accredited post-secondary institution of learning (a GPA of 3.0 or higher)
  • An original essay of at least 250 words on the topic: "Why the EdD in Higher Education & Organizational Studies is important to my personal and professional goals"
  • A current resume
  • Two recommendations
  • Interview with program coordinator. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by phone or email. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    950 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    950 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 950 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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