The Higher Education Leadership program, which offers a Doctor of Education degree (Ed.D.), is committed to preparing high-quality graduates for senior leadership positions in colleges and universities, state and federal agencies, and other educational organizations.
The Ed.D. program is guided by a practitioner-scholar model that combines theoretical offerings with application to practical higher education problems. Students focus on areas of special interest and choose dissertation projects that address issues confronting the contemporary higher education workplace.
The Executive Track is an innovative option in the Ed.D. program explicitly designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Courses are offered on weekends, and a cohort design allows students to develop meaningful relationships, support one another, and learn from the diverse experiences of fellow educators. Ed.D. students may also choose to take courses in a traditional weekly format.
An emphasis across the traditional and Executive Ed.D. curriculum is on how theory and empirical evidence inform the administrative, organizational, and policy contexts within postsecondary education. Unique to the University of Miami’s Higher Education Leadership program curriculum is its component in Enrollment Management, a comprehensive strategy that promotes the seamless integration of administrative responsibilities to efficiently and effectively meet institutional needs and promote student success.