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2488 Historic Decatur RD. 
San Diego CA 92106 

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Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership

NCU’s Doctor of Education with a Specialization in Leadership in Higher Education digs deep into a variety of topics specific to higher education such as how higher education is organized, how it is financed, associated legal issues and the history of higher education. You will examine leadership across different functions, such as student services, strategic planning, and academic program and curriculum development, as well as different types of institutions, such as public, private, for profit, and nonprofit. You will also explore the leader’s role in other institutional operations related to legal and financial considerations. The program also provides knowledge in educational leadership research, theory, and practices applicable to higher education. Action or applied research is conducted to identify future directions of national and global higher education leadership. In our unique one-on-one mentoring approach, your doctoral professors will have you conduct action or applied research to identify future directions of national and global higher education leadership. Job titles this specialization can prepare you for include academic affairs vice president, academic dean, admissions director, college president, dean, financial aid director, institutional research director, provost, registrar, or students dean.

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