Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

Doctoral Program

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

Empowering Equity-Minded and Entrepreneurial Leaders

The Executive Ed.D. is a doctoral program in Higher Education Leadership launched in 2019 explicitly designed for working professionals aspiring to high-level administrative and executive roles in higher education. We develop students who will lead dynamic organizations in an increasingly complex world. Our courses are taught by renowned faculty and higher education administrators with years of experience in advancing the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Courses are offered on the UT Austin campus, with some online components.

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At a Glance

Program Starts: Summer

Deadline to Apply:
Priority: December 1
Official: January 15

Credit Hours Required: 57

Schedule: Full Time

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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Faculty Director
Michael Nava

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Specialist, Program Director
Joe Wilcox

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