The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Management, offered through Seton Hall University's College of Education and Human Services, is designed to equip practitioners with a variety of theoretical and research-based administrative and supervisory skills for potential and practicing administrators in higher education institutions as well as state Department of Education settings. The program focuses on training informed leaders through the utilization of scholarly research and theoretical models, which are applied to experiential situations.
A Unique Approach
The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Management offers two tracks:
- Management and Administration or
- College Teaching.
Both tracks share a common core of a rigorous set of courses that focus on colleges and universities as organizations, the college student experience and the development of the American higher education system. Courses generally meet once a week in the evening. Study is available on a full- or part-time basis in either track.
The Management and Administrative Track is designed to provide students with the research and theoretical foundation needed for the effective management and leadership of colleges and universities.
The College Teaching Track is designed to provide an in-depth orientation to college students and college teaching, with particular emphasis on instructional design and implementation for practicing or prospective college faculty.
Who Should Apply?
Individuals who currently serve in, or aspire to, administrative positions in academic affairs, student affairs, advancement, admissions, financial aid and enrollment management, and planning and development in a community college, four-year college or university, or state Department of Education should apply to this program. Candidates must have a master's degree prior to admission. A limited number of research and administrative assistantships are available on campus for full-time students. For specific application procedures, click on admission.
The Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Management is a 90-credit-hour program of which up to 45 credits from a student's master's degree and other graduate study may be transferred. It consists of an 18-credit core, a foundations/interdisciplinary studies course, a professional core and research competencies designed to provide students with the skills to analyze complex situations and provide the leadership needed to effect change in organizations where learning is the focus. These include organizations such as colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, consulting firms, and policy-making or research groups. Courses generally meet one day per week in the evening; occasionally, courses are available on the weekend. For detail program requirements, click on curriculum.
Graduates of and current students in both tracks of the Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership and Management program are currently working in or have accepted key administrative positions in academic affairs, student affairs, admissions, advancement, financial aid and enrollment management, and planning and development in community colleges or four-year colleges or universities. They have also accepted posts as college teachers or managers in a variety of learning-oriented organizations such as corporations, consulting firms, and policy making or research groups.