Ed.D. in Higher Education

Change begins here. Are you ready to lead?

Together, we are pioneering transformational change in higher education. A Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University empowers leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide postsecondary institutions in an era of unprecedented change.

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.

Our Ed.D. students benefit from a unique curriculum that combines rigorous practice-based instruction and research in leadership and change. 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