Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership – Online - Missouri Baptist University (Mobap)

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Program Level
  • Doctoral
Degrees Offered

Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

  • Online
  • College of Education
  • School of Educational Leadership
Doctorate in Education Leadership Online Program Overview

At Missouri Baptist University, we believe the two most powerful agents for change are faith and education. We are raising up leaders to steer our institutions with conviction, knowledge and vision. We’ll prepare you for the challenge—and we’ll do it online.

The doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Missouri Baptist University has been developed with the career professional in mind and is fully online with one residency requirement throughout the program. Our faculty members are higher education leaders who bring an experienced, global, and faith-based worldview to the classroom.

The program consists of 42 credit hours and the completion of a dissertation. Upon entering the program, you will join a cohort of students who will move through the program with you. Our degree completion time is 2.5 years. You will work with your faculty advisor and dissertation committee chair through each milestone to keep you on track to completion of a dissertation and graduation.

The online offering offers flexibility and accessibility to prospective students. Our core faculty work closely with the online and face-to-face doctoral students as advisors and mentors to ensure students are guided and supported throughout the duration of their doctoral work.

Program Features

  • Competitive Tuition
  • One Residency Requirement
  • Practitioner-Scholar Model
  • Courses taught with a Christian and global worldview by faculty who are experienced higher education professionals

Program Specifications

  • The program operates on a quarter system, a 12-week, year-round cycle.
  • Each quarter offers either one or two courses.
  • The entire program–start to finish with dissertation included–is 2.5 years. We do this by integrating dissertation milestones into the program.

This program is offered online, but students are required to attend a 3-day Doctoral Residency and Professional Development Retreat on MBU’s main campus.

Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Course Sequence – Fall Start

Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Course Sequence – Spring Start

Possible Careers

The EdD in Higher Education Leadership at Missouri Baptist University is ideal for professionals desiring to move into an administrative role in higher education: deans, directors, professors, provosts, and presidents. In addition, the organizational and leadership knowledge and experience gained through this program can be applied to a range of workplace environments, some of which may include careers outside of higher education: research and policy organizations, nonprofit or community-based organizations, and corporate employers to name a few.

Let’s Connect

For more details on this online graduate degree at Missouri Baptist University, please contact the Office of Online & Graduate Enrollment Services at 314.392.2327 or graduateadmissions@mobap.edu.