Program Costs

Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

Department of Educational Leadership and Policy

The expenses shown in the table below are for the cohort starting the Executive Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership Program in 2024.

SemesterHoursCourse CostProgram FeeCost
Summer 20249$1,125/hour$1,200$11,325
Fall 20249$1,125/hour$1,200$11,325
Spring 20259$1,125/hour$1,200$11,325
Summer 20259$1,125/hour$1,200$11,325
Fall 20259$1,125/hour$1,200$11,325
Spring 20266$1,125/hour$900$7,650
Summer 20263$1,125/hour$600$3,975
Fall 20263$1,125/hour$600$3,975
    Total Program Cost$72,225*

By comparison, the average total cost for a traditional Ph.D. in Education at UT Austin is between $73,000-$85,000 (Texas Resident) based on an average of 5.5 years for completion.

By maintaining a low cost of attendance, UT Austin continues to ensure universal access to a world-class education under the guidance of exemplary faculty at one of the top-rated institutions of higher education in the world. The Executive Ed.D. program in Higher Education Leadership is delivered in a format that enables you to maintain full-time employment while pursuing your degree.

Executive Ed.D. students are eligible for federal student loans. Students are encouraged to apply for federal financial aid. You may contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for additional information and requirements.