Online/Hybrid Ed.D.

Program Description

Leadership in Educational Administration Doctorate (LEAD) Ed.D. program prepares future leaders for roles in administrative positions in higher education institutions and postsecondary focused non-profit organizations.

The LEAD Ed.D. is one of the inaugural Kellogg Foundation Community College Leadership Programs in the nation. The program has built upon its historical mission on two-year institutions focuses more broadly on two- and four-year institutional administration. The curriculum links research and practice to prepare professionals for careers and advancement as leaders within higher education.

The Higher Ed LEAD Program is built around the needs of the working professional. The cohort-based program offers the curriculum in a blended format. Classes are offered online with students attending three weekend per semester held in rotation at the University of Florida and additional colleges and universities within the State of Florida. Typically, the degree can be completed in four years of part-time study.

Additional information about the LEAD Ed.D. program can be obtained by contacting the LEAD Ed.D. Program Coordinator Dr. Lindsay Byron Lynch (

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The LEAD Ed.D. does not provide any assistantship. For information about assistantships and the Ph.D. program please contact the Ph.D. program leader Dr. Kelli Peck Parrott ( for more information.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to apply to the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs for assistance with loans, grants and fellowships. The College of Education provides scholarship opportunities for students college-wide. LEAD Ed.D. students are encouraged to visit the UF Scholarship website.