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University of Phoenix Launches New Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership

Doctoral program to prepare administrators to lead change in higher education

PHOENIX, Oct. 22, 2015University of Phoenix® School of Advanced Studies today announced a new doctoral program designed to prepare professionals to lead innovative institutional policy changes and improvements in higher education administration. The Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership  with a Specialization in Higher Education Administration will equip students with the skills needed to address the diverse range of entities and needs within higher education, including public and private colleges and universities, governmental, accrediting, and regulatory bodies, and higher education professional associations.

“As the industry landscape continues to evolve, it’s critical to build and maintain a steady talent pipeline of administrators who possess the skills and knowledge needed to address the dynamics of 21st Century higher education,” said Hinrich Eylers, Ph.D., executive dean for University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies. “Recognizing this need, we are preparing professionals with the problem-solving skills to positively impact higher education through providing curriculum that’s relevant to the real world.”

The doctoral program is designed to prepare students and professionals to grow as effective leaders committed to professional integrity and development, the value of human diversity, innovative practice and collaboration through an emphasis on the discovery, integration and application of knowledge within higher education leadership.

To learn more about the degree programs offered by University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies, including the Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership with a Specialization in Higher Education Administration, visit http://www.phoenix.edu/programs/degree-programs/education/doctoral/edd-hea.html.

For general information about University of Phoenix programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit phoenix.edu/programs/gainful-employment.

About the School of Advanced Studies

School of Advanced Studies is home to doctoral programs at University of Phoenix and develops leaders who create new models that explain, predict and improve organizational performance in their fields. The practitioner degrees offered through the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix are designed around the Scholar, Practitioner and Leader™ Model, incorporating lifelong learning (scholarship), social and workplace contribution (practice), and the ability to exert positive influence (leadership). More information can be found at www.phoenix.edu/schoolofadvancedstudies.

About University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.