Ed.D. in Higher Education


The Benedictine University Doctor of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change is building the next generation of leaders in higher education in Illinois and throughout the United States.

The program is intended for practicing professionals who wish to accelerate their career paths or who seek to join the higher education community as university, college or community college administrators. Graduates are also prepared for leadership and management positions in public and private educational agencies and associations. As scholars they contribute significantly to the understanding and improvement of post-secondary education.

The Ed.D. offers a unique curriculum combining rigorous practice-based studies in academic leadership and organizational change. The highly selective program is offered on-campus at Benedictine University in Lisle, Illinois, and online.

We partner with our exceptional students as they undergo deep and lasting transformation through a quality, caring and immersive educational experience. We are passionate about helping them realize their full potential as transformational leaders and invite you to contact us to explore your own goals for the future.

College of Education and Health Services
Benedictine University

Ethel C. Ragland, Ed.D., MN, RN
Dean of the College of Education and Health Services

Erica George
Assistant to the Dean

Email: egeorge@ben.edu
Phone: (630) 829-6084

Hours: 8:30 a.m. -  4:30 p.m.

By Mail:
Benedictine University
5700 College Road
Kindlon Hall, Room 258
Lisle, IL 60532

Fax: (630) 829-6281