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Doctorate in Higher Education
Build your scientific understanding of education and engage in the design and implementation of innovative learning.

Why Earn a Doctorate in Higher Education?

In our EdD program in Higher Education, you gain the practical knowledge, research skills, and theoretical foundations that will allow you to become an exceptional scholar-practitioner within the higher education setting and beyond. Your classes will emphasize leadership and real-world problem-solving for higher education institutions. You will join other program graduates who have become college professors; government officials; program directors; college administrators; even university vice presidents and presidents. This program is unique, allowing professionals to earn their doctorates while continuing to work full-time. Your instructors will be a diverse group of scholars and practitioners who provide you with high-quality teaching and focused support during your dissertation process. In addition, you will be part of an international peer cohort, building a network and support system with your future professional colleagues.

Program At A Glance

15 courses

7 weeks per course

2.4 years to complete

SACSCOC accredited

GRE waived for eligible applicants

Dissertation requirements

Explore More About The Program

The University of Miami Doctor of Education in Applied Learning Sciences is a fully online EdD program that prepares students for careers that require expertise in multiple facets of human learning. Explore more about our faculty and the curriculum below.

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Summer 2023 Application Deadline

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For students who wish to start classes in the Doctor of Education in Applied Learning Sciences on May 8, 2023, the early decision deadline is March 13, 2023. Download the UOnline Application Checklist for a step-by-step guide through the simplified application process and contact an enrollment advisor to waive your $300 deposit fee.

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