Higher Education Administration (EdD)

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Program Description

The EdD program in Higher Education Administration is a part-time cohort program that focuses on issues of how research can be used to inform professional practice and centers on an extensive program of coursework in higher and postsecondary education.

This EdD is designed to meet the increasing need for visionary and entrepreneurial leaders in community colleges, four-year colleges and universities, corporate-sponsored education, and governmental agencies. The objectives of the EdD include providing:

  1. Meaningful learning opportunities for employed professionals to earn a terminal degree in an integrated curriculum with immediate applicability to their professional settings.
  2. A coherent and flexible combination of theory, skills development, research, and problem solving, and a culminating project that will clearly add value to and enhance the knowledge of professional settings.
  3. Common learning experiences in leadership, organizations, policy, and applied research while concurrently offering the opportunity for study directly related to practice settings.


Admission to graduate programs in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development requires the following minimum components:

  • Résumé/CV
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Proficiency in English

See NYU Steinhardt's Graduate Admissions website for additional information on school-wide admission. Some programs may require additional components for admissions.

 See How to Apply for admission requirements and instructions specific to this program.