Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership


Grand Canyon University's EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education Leadership prepares graduates to lead and transform higher education institutions through strategy, financial management and planning.

This doctorate program with an emphasis in higher educational leadership will explore how to lead the institutions of today and plan for tomorrow through the foundation, history, needs and learning environment of higher education instruction. Coursework will have learners exploring and discussing fiscal management, how to lead across cultures, governance in higher education, and how to build a community of scholars in higher education.

The core courses in the EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Higher Education examine the major bodies of literature in leadership reflecting critically on existing theory and identifying appropriate applications of theory in education, business, and other organizational cultures.

For those seeking a doctoral level degree designed for those in education administration roles, you may also want to consider these programs:

  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Special Education
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in K-12 Leadership
  • Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development

For some individuals, a doctoral degree may seem out of reach. At Grand Canyon University, we have developed a program that includes an integrated dissertation process as well as a dynamic community that supports you along your doctoral journey.

Unlike many programs where learners are expected to complete a core set of specializations prior to beginning their dissertation; at GCU learners begin the dissertation process from the beginning of their program of study. From the very first course where learners are introduced to the doctoral dispositions, through subsequent residencies and milestones, scholars progressively build the skills and understanding necessary to research, write the results and, finally, defend their dissertation.

This is one journey learners will not take alone. A robust learning community supports doctoral learners along the way that includes other learners, dissertation chairs, methodologists and committee members.

GCU's formative approach to the dissertation process is supported by expert faculty, professional staff, academic counselors and distinctive resources, making the dissertation journey at GCU worth taking.

Program Disclosure

Category Non-Traditional Traditional
Books & Supplies (Per Program) $2,100 N/A
Tuition & Fees (Per Program) $40,250 N/A
Room & Board (Per Program, If Applicable) $3,285
On Time Graduation Rate 55% N/A
Median Private Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median TIV Loan Debt $0 N/A
Median Institutional Financing Plan Debt N/A N/A

Program SOC

Occupations
Education Administrators, All Other
  1. It is the policy of the University to collect and remit sales, use, excise and/or gross receipts taxes in compliance with state and local taxing jurisdiction regulations which require the University to remit tax where applicable. These regulations vary by location. Please note: It is also the policy of the University to require payment of sales, use, excise, and/or gross receipts tax. Payment of tax is ultimately the student's financial responsibility to the University regardless of financing arrangements. Per Hawaii requirements: It is hereby stated that students residing in the State of Hawaii will be charged Hawaii General Excise Tax on all transactions. Students living in the District of Oahu will be charged 4.5%. Students residing in other Hawaii districts will be charged 4.0%.
  2. Book costs are based on an average. Costs may increase or decrease depending on electronic availability or publisher's book costs.
  3. Room and board costs may be higher or lower depending on housing and meal plan choice. This number is based on an average for students on campus.
  4. Some Non-Traditional programs may be offered on the ground campus or on-line.
  5. N/A identifies that a program is not offered in that modality or that fewer than 10 students graduated within the reported timeframe.
  6. Tuition and Fees for each program are based on current rates. Future Tuition and Fee Rates may vary. Tuition was calculated using the number of credit hours in the program times the current tuition rate and includes the Graduation Fee. Full time students enrolled at a program taken at the main campus include a Student Activity Fee, charged every semester. Online programs include a one time Learning Management Fee. Some programs may also include additional fees based on course materials.
  7. On-time graduation rates and median loan debt are based on students who graduated in the 2011-2012 award year.
  8. Not all GCU programs are available in all states and in all learning modalities.
  9. Program availability is contingent on student enrollment.

Online/Evening program disclosures

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.

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