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Welcome to the Executive Ed.D. Program

The University of Georgia Executive Ed.D. Program

The University of Georgia Executive Doctorate is a unique two-year, cohort-based degree program featuring a rigorous course structure culminating in a dissertation, experiential travel, and leadership seminars with noted figures in higher education.

The program is designed for mid- to upper-level higher education professionals seeking, without career interruption, a curriculum that will provide the tools and support to complete all the coursework and dissertation requirement in two years as part of a cohort learning community.

The core courses of the Executive Ed.D. program are taught by the distinguished full-time faculty of the highly regarded McBee Institute of Higher Education. The experiential travel includes a week both in the Netherlands, studying European higher education, and Washington D.C., studying the federal role in U.S. higher education.

Program Leadership

Libby V. Morris

Libby V. Morris, PhD
University Professor and Miller Distinguished Professor, Executive Director

Charles Knapp

Charles B. Knapp, PhD
President Emeritus, Senior Program Advisor and President Emeritus

Cate Crowe

Cate Crowe
Special Programs Assistant


During each summer session, the cohort travels for an intensive week-long educational experience. The current schedule includes trips to the Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies in the Netherlands and Washington, DC. Students receive a certificate of completion for their international study abroad upon graduation.

Cohort 7 experience travel



The program meets eight times yearly for intense weekend sessions spanning Thursday through Sunday. Most meetings take place in Atlanta, at the Terry Executive Education Center, with a few occurring on the main Athens campus at Meigs Hall which houses the McBee Institute of Higher Education.

Summer terms also include a week-long experiential study trip to domestic and international sites.

For directions to the Atlanta hotel and Terry College Executive Education Center, please visit the EdD Student Resources page. 



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