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Doctoral Programs

Tuition 2023-2024

Doctoral Programs - $560/credit hour

The Ed.S sets you up for a smooth transition into finishing out the Ed.D at Wingate. Open a world of possibilities in the realm of education with this advanced degree. Earn your degree in either Educational Leadership or Higher Education Executive Leadership

You will receive email notifications regarding updates to your admission status and may also login to the graduate application portal at any time to check the status of your admission throughout the process.

The Wingate University Executive Leadership Doctorate was exactly what I needed to catapult my career to success within a large University System. The courses and experiences throughout the program exposed me to the hands on/real life scenarios I came face to face with every day, ensuring my success. While still in the program, I was able to procure a position as a Campus President, later moving to a position on the University National Team. I am confident that my time and experiences in the Wingate Executive Leadership Program set me up for many years of leadership success.

Catherine L. Holton, Ed.D., MSN, RN, CNE

President of the Charlotte Campus at Chamberlain College of Nursing

After years of searching for a doctoral program that fit my needs, I met Dr. McKay who introduced me to the HEEL program at Wingate University. The Higher Education Executive Leadership doctoral program at Wingate University was a perfect fit for me. Through the program, I developed many new leadership skills as well as expanded and strengthened skills that I already possessed. Because of the quality education that I received at Wingate, I now have a broad range of professional advancement opportunities available to me. I am so glad that I made Wingate University my choice!

Laneika K. Musalini, Ed.D., MHRD

Director of Grants at Tri-County Technical College

Wingate University's Executive Leadership Ed.D. Program enhanced my effectiveness as Dean and impact on student success at Wake Tech. Structure of Wingate's program allows the working professional to successfully earn an Ed.D. in a timely manner. The program intersects practical leadership experiences of seasoned faculty with relevant critical theories necessary to immediately make a difference in higher education.

Jonathan A. Wirt, Ed.D., M. Div

Dean of Student Life at Wake Technical Community College


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