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 Based on current tuition rates. No additional charge for nonresident students. Does not include course materials and associated fees and expenses.
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

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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 the university's commitment to developing tomorrow’s leaders with the principle that leadership can be learned and enhanced.

The Adult and Higher Education (AHE) Ed.D. degree program has a newly updated curriculum. The coursework includes a series of research, leadership and content expertise courses, which are intended to provide you with the knowledge you need to take the next steps in your professional career.  

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.

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