Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership

Maryville Launches New Online EdD Program in Higher Ed Leadership

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Maryville University, a regional leader in administrator preparation education, now offers an online EdD option for its successful Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership program. Designed to shape the future of collegiate leadership, the degree is available across the nation to qualifying individuals seeking a leadership doctorate on a flexible, 100 percent online platform.

“As dean of the School of Education, I am thrilled that we are now able to offer this unique doctorate program to students far beyond the St. Louis region,” said Catherine Bear, EdD, dean of the School of Education. “I am confident the outstanding faculty in our EdD in Higher Education program will challenge students’ thinking and inspire them to achieve their goals.”

The doctorate program is ideal for students with the drive to promote strategic high-level decision-making specifically in the higher education environment. As part of the Maryville suite of leadership-focused degrees, the online doctorate is now accepting students for the Fall 2016 semester.

“We know from experience that through this unique doctoral program students develop new perspectives, skills, and a deeper understanding about leading higher education that directly contributes to their career success,” said Susan Bartel, EdD, director of the Higher Education Leadership Program. “We are excited to be able to offer this cohort-based program in an online format to a broader market of leaders in higher education.”

With higher education impacted by a fluctuating economy, emerging technology, and the demands of preparing students for an evolving workforce, Maryville University saw the need to mold a new brand of leaders, prepared to answer today’s higher education challenges by offering a higher education-specific degree. Today, Maryville is dedicated to helping aspiring leaders develop their abilities and perspectives with a future-focused curriculum.

About Maryville’s Online EdD in Higher Education Leadership

The online doctorate program allows students to explore diverse pathways of collegiate leadership, gain hands-on experience with scholar-practitioner faculty, and learn to apply innovative strategies to lead institutional change. Students can benefit from smaller classes, more collaboration, faculty mentorship, and can choose whether to attend residency on-campus or virtually.

Graduates can explore opportunities in a variety of higher ed positions, such as dean, university vice president, chief academic officer, or university president.