Higher Education and Student Affairs

Program Summary

The Ed.D. program in higher education provides a sequenced program with course work in areas of instruction, educational policy, administration, and research to prepare both generalists and specialists in the field. Doctoral students in higher education prepare for leadership and teaching roles in a variety of adult and higher education contexts including student affairs, academic affairs and other areas of higher education administration.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Education

Degree(s) Offered: Ed.D. in Higher Education

Specializations:

  • College teaching
  • Administration

Program Requires GRE or MAT: No

Letters of Recommendation: 3

Additional Application Requirements: 

  • Resume
  • Three years professional experience in higher education preferred.

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

This program only admits students to the fall semester.

Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall March 1 March 1 March 1

For More Information

Higher Education and Student Affairs
200 Gabel Hall
Program website
cahe@niu.edu
815-753-1448

Academic Counselor
Danae Miesbauer
dmiesbauer@niu.edu
815-753-1306

Application Contact
Mary Kay Soesbe
msoesbe@niu.edu
815-753-1448

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