Expand your competencies and applied leadership skills to grow as an educational leader for a variety of class and school settings.

Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration

The doctoral program with a focus in Higher Education Administration is designed to prepare administrative leaders for positions in community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.  The program may also be appropriate for individuals working in government agencies and business and industry.  Students come to the program from a variety of fields, backgrounds, and types of higher education institutions.

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Degree Requirements and Documents:

  • Visit the ELPF Resources page for more information about this degree, including degree requirements that are found in the handbook.

Application Deadlines:

  • This program admits a cohort of students during the fall semester, every three years. The next cohort will begin fall 2020.  All application materials are due on or before March 15, 2020.


  • Visit UMKC’s Catalog for admissions requirements.
  • The online graduate application and the official transcripts will need to be sent directly to the UMKC Admissions Office. All other supplemental application materials should be sent to:

ELPF Division Office
615 E. 52nd St., Suite #328
Kansas City, MO 64110