Pursuing an EdD in Higher Education
The Doctor of Education (EdD) is a terminal professional degree that focuses on leadership, policy analysis, and applied research in higher education administration.
The EdD program at SMU is designed for individuals aspiring to executive leadership roles within higher education institutions or related organizations. The EdD in higher education emphasizes the practical application of research to address real-world challenges in educational settings.
If you are currently serving in a role within academic administration and aspire to advance to decision-making or executive-level leadership roles, an EdD degree can elevate your career trajectory significantly. Not only are our graduates prepared for advancement within their institutions, systems, and organizations, but they are also poised to assume leadership roles within their professions on all levels.