Walden University

Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education (Self-Designed)


100 Washington Avenue South Ste. 900

Minneapolis, MN 55401

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Doctor of Education (EdD) - Higher Education (Self-Designed)

Format: Online

Program Description:

Offering the flexibility to personalize your plan of study, this unique specialization option allows you to examine 21st-century higher education institutions, evaluate the relevance of current education models, and understand how to maximize efficiency, productivity, and sustainability as a leader within today’s higher education settings.

In this specialization, you will complete a set of core education courses and choose four electives from 21 courses focusing on higher education across our EdD and PhD in Education programs. Customize your coursework according to your personal and professional goals.

Learning Outcomes

As a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to:

  • Effectively address diversity in higher education programs and policies to support student development.
  • Exhibit leadership in program evaluation, strategic planning and budgeting, and assessment.
  • Utilize current research to address critical issues in higher education.
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Facilitate continuous improvement within higher education settings.
  • Promote positive social change through leadership.
  • Apply effective technology strategies to support higher education settings.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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