Credits required
108* Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. *
Cost per credit
$590 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Hybrid You can complete this program in a hybrid format that blends online coursework with in-person classes held periodically in Portland, Oregon. View the curriculum.
Start term
Fall

Ed.D. in Adult and Higher Education

We understand the uncertainty around COVID-19 and the current status of our hybrid Ecampus programs. Please know we are committed to your academic success and personal safety. Contact the program department directly with any questions or concerns you have about this Ecampus program.

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Oregon State University's Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program in Adult and Higher Education prepares post-secondary education professionals for leadership roles in four-year universities, community colleges and similar institutions.

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Effective leadership is a combination of management, vision and commitment to the mission of higher education institutions. This degree program, offered by Oregon State University's College of Education and delivered through OSU Ecampus, is grounded in OSU’s commitment to developing tomorrow’s leaders with the principle that leadership can be learned and enhanced.

The Adult and Higher Education (AHE) EdD degree is undergoing curriculum and program updates. Changes for the EdD are anticipated to begin fall 2021. Between 2016 and 2020, students selected an option to accompany their degree. If approved, the program updates will no longer require an option (Community College Leadership or Leadership in Higher Education). The structure and format of the EdD program will not change.

Face-to-face cohort meetings

During the first two years of this program, you will meet and study with a learning cohort both in person and online. Classes are held two weekends per term at Oregon State’s downtown Portland classroom building.

As a member of an active learning community, you’ll collaborate with working professionals in higher education settings from Oregon, Washington, California and many other states. Sharing real-world experiences and insights is integral to degree excellence and builds lasting relationships that continue throughout your career.

Ph.D. designation

The Ph.D. degree is undergoing curriculum revisions and upon approval will be a full-time, Corvallis-based program. To qualify for this highly competitive designation, you must have a research-oriented career goal, and must demonstrate your ability to contribute to a specific faculty member's research activities. Read more »  

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