Higher Education EdD
The Higher Education EdD program in the College of Education prepares accomplished higher education leaders for senior leadership positions in colleges and universities. Some students become faculty members in colleges or universities, using their higher education doctorate as a capstone for teaching in other disciplines, especially at the two-year college level, and in applied disciplines. Alumni include provosts, deans and directors in many areas, such as academic and student affairs, business, technology, continuing education, and development. The program is designed to provide both a rich intellectual and theoretical background and applied experiences.
This program provides higher education professionals with key knowledge and skills, including
- the ability to critically examine, diagnose and address persistent inequity in college access and success;
- an advanced understanding of the cultural, economic, historical, legal, political and social contexts of higher education administration;
- the skills necessary to find, review and apply evidence from scholarly and policy research; and
- a strong grasp of concepts of governance and the financial structures of postsecondary institutions.
Temple’s Higher Education EdD program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis, with evening classes offered to accommodate the schedules of working higher education professionals.
Beyond a master’s degree or at least 30 graduate credits in a related field, curriculum requirements for this doctoral program include
- core higher education courses (12 credits),
- advanced research methods (12 credits),
- a comprehensive exam and a dissertation (9 credits), and
- electives (6 credits).
A total of 69 credit hours is required for completion of this degree. Learn more about the Higher Education EdD curriculum requirements.
Prepare for a career in senior administrative positions in public or private institutions of higher education, administrative positions in state or federal agencies, or teaching roles in higher education.