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The Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership (Ed.D.) program prepares graduates for leadership roles in colleges and universities, especially in student development, academic support, academic leadership, and administration. It is offered via a cohort model that involves twice yearly visits to the Azusa campus, for two weeks in early January and two weeks in July. This degree is under revision and will accept applicants for September 2015. There will be no admissions to the Ed.D. program for 2014.

Which One Is for You – Ed.D or Ph.D.?

The Department of Higher Education also offers a Ph.D. in Higher Education for higher education professionals who work full time. Compare Higher Education’s Ph.D. and Ed.D. (PDF)

APU also offers an elementary and secondary education-focused Doctor of Education program through the School of Education.

Program Highlights

Learn more about the program and our faculty.

School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences Accreditation

Azusa Pacific University is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University continues to be recognized annually among the nation’s best colleges, landing in the most prestigious category of U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2014 rankings (Tier One, No. 173), and being named 1 of 124 institutions in The Princeton Review’s Best Western Colleges 2014.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.