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EdD in Higher Education Administration

Program Details

Domestic Students: GPA: 3.0 GRE: 151 in verbal, 153 quantitative; 4.0 in analytical writing


Jan 15 and Sept 15

International Students:

TOEFL: 550 min written or 80 min online, OR

IELTS : 6.5 minimum overall score

GRE151 in verbal, 153 quantitative; 4.0 in analytical writing


Jan 15 and Sept 15


Completed applications will be considered and reviewed after the January 15th and September 15th application deadlines.

The Ed.D. in Education, Higher Education Administration, prepares graduates for leadership positions in adult education, postsecondary education, and related fields. This includes working as coordinators, directors, deans, and senior administrators at postsecondary educational institutions (community colleges, universities, etc.).

International Students: Welcome and thank you for your interest in our program! This program is delivered online. As such, the University of Wyoming International Students and Scholars staff are unable to issue I-20 or DS-2019 documents for international students enrolling in this program. Non-US citizens may still be eligible for this program. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email

Either a TOEFL score or an IELTS score is acceptable. We require a minimum score of 80 for the online TOEFL exam, with minimum scores of 20 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current. For the IELTS exam, we require a  minimum overall score of 6.5, with minimum scores of 6 in each subset, and the score must be at least two years current.

This EdD program requires students to successfully complete 75-77 credit hours, depending on admission date. Beginning Spring Semester 2017, we welcome you to take up to six credits of required courses (two courses), no exceptions, as a non-degree seeking student prior to admission. Any hours taken can be transferred into your program of study if you are admitted within four years of taking the courses. All classes are delivered either online or through a blended format (online and audio conferencing). Beginning in Fall 2020, all students are expected to attend a one-day campus orientation during their first fall semester.

The Doctoral Student Orientation is scheduled for Friday, September 18, 2020.


>> Click here to review the required course list for those admitted prior to fall 2017

>> Click here to review the required course list for those admitted fall 2017 or later

>> Click here to review a comparison of ADED and HIED courses

>> Click here for an extended course schedule

>> Click here for an EdD Program Plan guide

Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming was ranked #1 on Student Loan Hero's list of “20 States Where College Is Worth the Cost,” and #3 on Growella's list of "Best Colleges for Students Who Take Loans."

Note: All courses offered via distance.

Additional UW at a Distance course fee: $25/credit.

Please refer to the Cost of Attendance page for details.

>>Click here to learn more about funding opportunities

Relevant Scholarships:

How to Apply

There are two application deadlines for this program: January 15 (admission no earlier than the following fall) and September 15 (admission no earlier than the following spring). Completed applications will be considered after the application deadlines. Applicants must have a Master's degree from an accredited institution.

Step 1: Apply to UW and the program through the online applicant portal

  1. Click here to access the UW graduate applicant portal
  2. After completing the initial information page, you will receive an email from the system including a link and your temporary username and password
  3. Please complete the contact, academic, residency information, etc.
  4. Submit the $50 application fee
  5. Submit ALL required documents to the online document portal (applications with missing documents will not be considered)
    • Required documents for this program application >>Click here for Document Guidelines
      • A personal statement (five double spaced type written page maximum)
      • A current academic resume
      • Three letters of recommendation from those who are knowledgeable of your current or potential leadership skills (use the admissions portal to request your letters)
      • Upload unofficial transcripts from all postsecondary institutions (official copies should be sent to UW Admissions)
      • Upload unofficial copies of GRE scores (official copies should be requested from GRE reporting and sent to UW Admissions)
      • Agree to admissions terms and submit your application

Step 2: Submit official copies of transcripts and test scores to UW Admissions

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions should be requested and sent to UW Admissions
  • Official GRE scores should be sent directly from GRE reporting to UW Admissions 
    • Address: University of Wyoming Admissions – 1000 E. University Ave. – Laramie, WY 82071

Questions about this degree?

Britany Kathan
Office Associate


Dr. Sara Axelson
Program Coordinator

Helpful Links:

UW College of Education

UW Admissions

UW Graduate Education

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Laramie, WY 82071

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