Doctorate in Community College Leadership
Empowering graduates to advance community colleges toward excellence
and community responsiveness through exemplary leadership.

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Apply now for the 2016 cohort.

Applications for the 2016 cohort are being accepted now. Applications are reviewed as they are submitted.  When the cohort is full, candidates will be placed on a wait list pending an opening and admitted to the next year’s cohort.  

Email or call us at (231) 591-2710 and let us know you will be applying! We are also happy to talk with you about your career aspirations and connect you with former students. 

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The Ferris doctor of education (Ed.D.) program was created for leaders of mission-driven, 21st-century community colleges. Courses are taught by experienced college leaders, including current and recent community college presidents, vice presidents, and deans.  This program is designed to prepare leaders for the changing environments in education. This inquiry-based, problem-solving, action-oriented approach is designed to develop the essential skills that will lead to success, regardless of the level from which graduates will lead.

Topics include finance, technology, resource development, marketing, teaching and learning, policy, and leadership. A key feature of the program is that the dissertation may take any of four forms and is integrated throughout the three-year program, with a goal of having individuals complete the dissertation by the end of the three years of the program.

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Find out more about our program by contacting us or completing our online inquiry form.

Fall Informational Webinars
Considering a doctorate in community college leadership?  Join us at a webinar to see how our program fits with your goals.  Choose a day and time that work for you, and register by emailing  View the webinar schedule here.





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