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Leadership for Higher Education
Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Prepare to lead postsecondary education organizations with an online PhD in Education, Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University. This program combines recognized theory and best practices with practical application to help you meet the challenges of higher education.

Your coursework and doctoral studies will help you develop the research, problem-solving, and leadership skills to guide traditional and distance education programs—and help tomorrow’s students succeed.

Virtual Residency Courses

Make progress toward your dissertation with virtual residencies and credit-bearing doctoral project development seminars blended into your coursework.

Extensive doctoral support

Experts will support you throughout your degree to help you meet doctoral challenges and reach your short- and long-term goal.

Professionally aligned curriculum

Every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the knowledge and expertise required for success in the field of education.

Classes start February 7

Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee.

At a Glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 6 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 3 Elective courses
  • 3 Virtual Residencies
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation

Reduce your tuition by $5,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.