School of Education & Human Development
CU Denver’s online Doctor of Education (EdD) concentration in higher education enables and supports current leaders in higher education to continue their work while completing their doctoral degrees. Graduates of this program will be effective leaders in higher education who are passionate about educational access, equity and social justice in colleges and universities.
You have a passion for educational access, equity and social justice in higher education and you want to be empowered with tools for positive change to impact student success. You're ready to pursue your doctorate in order to join leadership discussions and actions at the highest level in colleges and universities to grapple with what educational equity really means. CU Denver's Doctor of Education in Leadership for Educational Equity with a concentration in higher education (HED) is designed to empower leaders in higher education in urban and rural communities.
The three-year, cohort-based program provides an online format that is accessible for working professionals. Students will engage in collaborative online courses and will have required on-campus visits throughout the program. This structure helps accommodate people's working lives and allows them to practice and apply the concepts they are learning.
Topics of study include:
The HED concentration offers a unique support service through which students can receive executive coaching for up to a year after graduation.
Investing in your future is a big decision. However, becoming a fully online student at CU Denver is an affordable option with discounted tuition rates for non-resident, fully online students. And of course, you will save money not having to drive to campus! Tuition and fees are based largely on the class that you enroll in.
Tuition amount assessed is determined based on which school/college is offering your class, as well as if it is an undergrad or graduate level, and finally your resident status. Visit our tuition and financial aid page.
Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.
The EdD in Leadership for Educational Equity, Higher Education concentration, is a three-year, online (plus on-campus visits required) cohort program, designed in an executive format for working professionals. This degree program has the following application requirements:
Learn more about the admissions process by filling out the form above or contacting an Enrollment Navigator today.