Hybrid Ed.D. – Higher Education

Higher Education Hybrid Ed.D. Program

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

Do you want to advance your career without having to leave your job? This program provides a unique path for students interested in advancing their careers as higher education administrators in two and four year institutions with curriculum that links research with practice. Ultimately, graduates are prepared for careers and advancement as leaders within higher education as community college and university administrators, deans, presidents, and professors.

This hybrid program is one of the inaugural Kellogg Foundation Community College Leadership Programs in the nation. Built around the needs of the working professional, this cohort-based program offers curriculum in a blended format. Classes are offered online with students attending two to three weekends per semester held in rotation at the University of Florida and additional colleges within the State of Florida. The program of study is comprised of 90 credit hours and includes a dissertation requirement.

More information about this hybrid degree program can be obtained by emailing Dr. Lindsay Byron.

Program Informational Session, April 6:

Note: If you are looking for the LEAD K-12 Ed Leadership Ed.D., please visit the Educational Leadership program page.

Program Requirements

  • A master’s or terminal degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a degree deemed equivalent by the University Of Florida Office Of Admission.
  • minimum grade point average of 3.0 upper-division (last 60 credits) undergraduate work.
  • An acceptable grade point average for previous graduate work.
  • Candidates for the Higher Education Administration Ed.D. may be required interview with the faculty for further evidence of program fit and scholarly potential.

For additional questions or concerns about this hybrid degree program, contact the Program Coordinator, Dr. Lindsay Byron. To check on the status of your application, please email Angela Rowe.

Program Overview

  • Entry: Spring semester of even years
  • Typical course load: 6 credits/semester
  • Full-time/Part-time: Part-time
  • Application Deadline: July 1, 2025
  • Average Class Size: 20-25 Students
  • Program Completion: ~5 years