Online Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

>Online Ed.D. in Higher Education Leadership

At Missouri Baptist University, we believe the two most powerful agents for change are faith and education. We are raising up leaders to steer our institutions with conviction, knowledge and vision. We’ll prepare you for the challenge—and we’ll do it online.

The doctorate in Higher Education Leadership at Missouri Baptist University has been developed with the career professional in mind and is fully online with one residency requirement throughout the program. Our faculty members are higher education leaders who bring an experienced, global, and faith-based worldview to the classroom.

The program consists of 42 hours (with a 3 hour prerequisite) and completion of a dissertation. Upon entering the program, you will join a cohort of students who will move through the program with you. Our degree completion time is 2.5 years. You will work with your faculty advisor and dissertation committee chair through each milestone to keep you on track to completion of a dissertation and graduation.

The online offering offers flexibility and accessibility to prospective students. Our core faculty work closely with the online and face-to-face doctoral students as advisors and mentors to ensure students are guided and supported throughout the duration of their doctoral work.


The EdD in Higher Education Leadership at Missouri Baptist University is ideal for professionals desiring to move into an administrative role in higher education: deans, directors, professors, provosts, and presidents. In addition, the organizational and leadership knowledge and experience gained through this program can be applied to a range of workplace environments, some of which may include careers outside of higher education: research and policy organizations, nonprofit or community-based organizations, and corporate employers to name a few.


  • Competitive Tuition
  • One Residency Requirement
  • Practitioner-Scholar Model
  • Courses taught with a Christian and global worldview by faculty who are experienced higher education professionals