Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership-Higher Education Administration Track

Columbus State University
Degree Level Doctoral
Total Credit Hours 63
Per Credit Hour Cost $450.00

Program Description

With the present climate of accountability, there is a substantial demand for educators who have a high level of expertise in school improvement, professional learning, and educational research. Educators who work with various student populations should be able to identify current needs, examine or explore those needs, and implement practices and/or policies based on empirical literature to improve those needs. The College of Education and Health Professions at Columbus State University is committed to developing this level of expertise through the Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Leadership Program. The EdD Program offers three specialization program tracks: (1) Curriculum, (2) Educational Leadership, and (3) Higher Education Administration.

The Higher Education Administration program track follows a cohort model implemented through synchronous and asynchronous online instruction. Courses in the 63-credit hour, doctoral program are intended for school administrators and other individuals seeking professional expertise in higher education administration.

Additional program information can be found on the CSU Department of Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership website.

Admissions Information

Admissions decisions are based on a holistic combination of criteria, including the interview, writing assessment, recommendations, professional experiences, academic transcripts, and GRE scores.

- Applicant must hold at least a master’s degree from an accredited United States institution, or the equivalent from an international institution.

- Cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on all graduate course work at an accredited United States institution in fulfillment of the requirement for a graduate degree.

- Official Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores within the last 5 years. Preferred minimum scores include a combined total of 297 for the general portion (Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning) and 3.5 for the Analytical Writing component.

- For international students, additional criteria may be required. See International Graduate Admissions for more details (