Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.) - Educational Leadership

Higher Education Administration (Ed.D.) - Educational Leadership

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2022 through summer 2023. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Higher Education Core Courses
EDUC 758Teaching the College Student3
EDUC 759College and University Administration3
EDUC 782Historical Perspectives of Higher Education3
EDUC 783Economic Impact in Higher Education3
or EDUC 784 Assessment & Accreditation
Total Hours12
Educational Leadership Cognate
EDSP 723Administration and Supervision of Special Education 13
or EDUC 730 Issues & Trends in Learning Technologies
EDUC 745Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving3
or EDUC 746 Conflict Resolution
EDUC 840Issues and Trends in Educational Leadership3
or EDUC 848 Culture and Educational Leadership
EDUC 845Policy Analysis3
EDUC Elective 23
Total Hours15

Intensive format optional for EDUC 730 Issues & Trends in Learning Technologies (3 c.h.)


Choose a 500-800 level EDUC course not already required by the degree, except EDUC 798 Advanced Research and Writing (3 c.h.)

Research & Evaluation Courses
EDUC 750Survey of Educational Research 13
EDUC 816Applied Research3
EDUC 850Literature Review for Applied Research3
EDUC 880Applied Research Concepts & Methodology 2,33
Total Hours12

A minimum of 20 Doctoral credit hours must be earned prior to enrollment in EDUC 750 Survey of Educational Research (3 c.h.)


EDUC 880 Applied Research Concepts & Methodology (3 c.h.) must be the final course taken before enrolling in doctoral project courses.


Once the student enters the doctoral project phase (after completion of EDUC 880 Applied Research Concepts & Methodology (3 c.h.)), he/she must maintain continuous enrollment (Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters) until all degree requirements are completed.

Capstone Project
EDUC 887Capstone I 15
EDUC 888Capstone II 15
EDUC 889Capstone III 15
EDUC 890Capstone IV 20
Total Hours15

Ed.D. students are allowed to enroll in EDUC 887 Capstone I (5 c.h.), EDUC 888 Capstone II (5 c.h.), EDUC 889 Capstone III (5 c.h.) only one time. Extensions for exceptional circumstances must be approved by the School of Education.


Enrollment in EDUC 890 Capstone IV (0 c.h.) is contingent on School of Education approval.

 All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 54 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of a post-graduate and doctoral degree may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful completion of Capstone Project
  • Degree must be completed within 7 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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