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Doctor of Education (EdD) In Adult, Higher, and Community Education


Attend an Indy-area Information Session
Register to attend a 5-7 p.m. May 20 information session at the Ball State Indianapolis Center, 50 S. Meridian St., to learn more about this program.

For Community College Faculty or Staff
As part of this program, Ball State is offering a new track for community college leadership.


Whether you have your eye on an educational, government, community, business, or industry setting, our doctorate of education (EdD) in adult, higher, and community education can prepare you with the competencies and the confidence that will get you there.


Our EdD emphasizes knowledge, skills, attitudes and values regarding teaching, learning, evaluating, planning, program development, leadership, policy, and research.

And it offers these advantages:

Mode of Delivery 
Courses in this program are offered online and live in the Indianapolis area, plus some courses must be taken on Ball State’s main campus in Muncie, Indiana. Learn more about course work for this degree

Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership
If you looking for a specialized credential related to advancement within in a community college setting but aren't sure you are ready for a complete doctoral degree, you might like to learn about our community college leadership certificate.

Academic Advisor and Program Director
Dr. Thalia M. Mulvihill 
Department of Educational Studies

Get Started Today
Learn more about admission requirements and courses you will take.

Online and Distance Education
David Letterman Communication and Media Building (LB), Room 131
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday-Friday
Phone: 1-800-872-0369 or 765-285-1581
Fax: 765-285-7161
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