Walden University

The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Leadership

Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education & Adult Learning


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Education (Ed.D) - Higher Education and Adult Learning

Format: Online

Program Description:

Among adult learners, experience, values, opinions, and learning styles vary greatly. Actively engaging adult learners requires a unique set of skills and a broad understanding of adult development. Walden University's new Doctor of Education with a specialization in Higher Education and Adult Learning was created specifically to improve the competencies of adult educators. Whether you teach at a community college or provide training for adults in a school district or corporate setting, this program has the versatility to meet your professional goals. The program's curriculum is uniquely designed and teaches research skills in conjunction with core coursework. This combination of core content, research skills and a final doctoral study project will lead to your development as an innovative and critical thinker who is prepared to examine, experiment, and reflect on practices that empower adults to be lifelong learners.


Walden University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

Eligibility Requirements:

Students must have a master's degree from an accredited institution.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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