Capella University's online PhD in Higher Education Leadership program prepares you to lead post-secondary education organizations. Through advanced coursework, as well as your own doctoral research, you can develop the knowledge and critical-thinking skills to be a bold, innovative and ethical leader.
This program is also designed to allow you to concurrently enroll in the Post-Master's Certificate in Enrollment Management and earn a professional certificate from Noel-Levitz.
The Building Blocks of Your PhD
Your PhD in Higher Education Leadership program includes 4 integrated components: online coursework, in-person experiences (called colloquia or residencies), comprehensive exams, and dissertation. Each facet of your education builds on the others to take you through your program and to your goal of a PhD.
View a sample course sequence to understand program timing and see how your coursework, colloquia, comprehensive exams, and dissertation all fit together.
With your PhD in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella, you'll be prepared to communicate effectively, integrate technology, lead and manage change in higher education organizations, and develop and manage resources of higher education organizations. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
View full learning and career outcomes report for this program at CapellaResults.com.
Common jobs with an online PhD in Leadership for Higher Education include president, provost, faculty development director or faculty member. Potential workplaces include: community or technical college, research and policy organization, land-based or online university, for-profit institution or volunteer program.