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EdD in Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Studies

100% Online Courses with 3 Campus-Based Immersion Experiences

Become a Catalyst for Change.


Due to an overwhelming response our October 2019 cohort is now full. To make sure that you secure your spot in our October 2020 cohort please send in your completed application as soon as possible for priority consideration.


Bay Path’s EdD in Higher Education Leadership & Organizational Studies is on the forefront of the study of higher education. In an era of heightened disruption and revolutionary challenges, many higher education experts have called for a new kind of leadership. The program meets this need by teaching students how to re-imagine institutions, make tough decisions, re-examine whether old ways of doing business are still relevant and adopt an opportunity rather than a scarcity mindset.

Graduates of this program gain the knowledge and skills needed to:

  • Transition institutions into highly adaptive, innovative, and resilient organizations
  • Leverage personal and organizational strengths and capacity to create impactful and enduring success
  • Improve higher education practices throughout local, state, national, and international arenas
  • Advance in the field of higher education management

About the Degree

  • Classes start every October
  • 4 Tracks to Complete the Degree - Which is right for you?
  • 100% online, cohort-based courses with 3 campus-based weekend immersion experiences (one per year) 
  • Variable credit program can be completed in 3-4 years depending upon the track
  • Coursework incorporates case studies, self-assessment, and professional development workshops which are built into the weekend immersion experiences
  • Graduate with an ePortfolio of completed projects and assignments highlighting academic endeavors and milestones, see program outcomes
  • There are 5 distinct attributes of the doctorate which, when taken together, differentiate our program from nearly all other offerings in this area, see program features
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring and coaching with feedback from expert faculty mentors and external resources
  • Designed for individuals who currently work in higher education, nonprofit organizations, or want to transition into the profession and are seeking to work in administrative, leadership, and/or management positions
  • Taught in a small, intimate, highly dynamic and interactive online community
  • Access to mentoring, tutoringlibrary resourcesacademic resources, and career services assists students in becoming independent and successful learners
  • Financial aid is available