ACCCA Doctoral Matrix

ACCCA Doctoral Matrix

Would getting a doctorate help boost your career? Are you considering taking “the big step”?

ACCCA’s Doctoral Matrix offers a list of universities with doctoral programs. Many provide courses at night and on weekends and encourage working community college administrators to apply for admission. This list is only a guide to give you an idea of what’s out there. For example, the length of time it will take to complete a program depends on the availability of courses, how quick a student progresses through the requirements and writes a dissertation. Also, be sure to check with the institution for updates on cost and prerequisites. 

Please note that information on the Doctoral Matrix may not be the most up-to-date – visit the specific resource website for current cost and admission requirements. 

If you would like to have your college listed in our matrix, please email the webmaster with your program information.

UniversityDegreeAdmission RequirementsUnits/CostLengthCommentsContact Information
Alliant International UniversityEdD in Educational Leadership and Management
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
PsyD in Organization Development
PsyD in Educational Psychology
PhD in Organizational Psychology
PhD in Leadership
PhD in Psychology, Public Policy and Law
Juris Doctorate (JD)
EdD in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
View admissions requirements here.View tuition information here. ACCCA members receive a 15% tuition savings.Varies by programin-person and online programs that prepare you to pursue your personal and professional goals. Multiple start dates during the year.

Johnna Sangster

AVP, Partnership Development

(858) 635-4633

Argosy UniversityEd.D., Community College Executive Leadership
Ed.D., Educational Leadership;
Ed.D., Instructional Leadership
View admissions requirements here.$859 per credit hour
(60 hour minimum)
3 yrsArgosy offers a combination of online and on-campus courses to meet the needs of working professionals.

Dr. Dina Brown, Program Chair

(714) 338-6258

Aspen UniversityEd.D., Leadership & Learning – focus on Healthcare Admin., Higher Ed. , K12, Org. Leadership, Org. PsychologyView admissions requirements here.$450 per credit/60 minimum credits
$27,000 tuition plus fees
3-5 yrsProgram designed to meet the unique & individual needs of professionals from around the world.Steve Crask
Director of Enrollment, Doctoral and Alumni
(855) 284-2706
(303) 823-4209
Brandman UniversityEd.D., Organizational LeadershipView admissions requirements here.$985 per credit2 yrsACCCA scholarship available (10% off)

Dr. Tod Burnett, Interim Dean, School of Education

(949) 341-7631

CSU, FullertonEd.D. Educational LeadershipView admissions requirements here.60 units minimum
Tuition Info
3 yrsIf you are interested in the Ed.D Program and would like more information please fill out the online Interest Form.Raquel Pina-Holmstrom
Admissions & Academic Advisor(657) 278-4023
Long Beach
Ed.D. Educational LeadershipView admissions requirements here.60 units minimum
Tuition Info
3 yrsThe program is intended for working professionals and classes are offered in the evenings and weekends.

Kimberly Word, Program Coordinator

(562) 985-1609

Ed.D., Educational Leadership/Transformational Leadership/Critical Policy Analysis and Action/Informed Decision-MakingView admissions requirements here.60 units minimum
Tuition Info
3 yrsDesigned for working professionals.Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig,
Director, Ed.D Leadership Program(916) 278-2282
Capella UniversityPh.D. School of EducationView admissions requirements here.120 quarter credits
$425 – $790 per credit
3-4 yrsLiberal transfer policy – up to 48-quarter hours (12 courses)Stuart Finkelson
Enrollment Director(888) 227-3552 ext. 9044
Claremont Graduate UniversityPh.D. and MastersView admissions requirements here.72 units
4-5 yrsDesigned for working professionals.Heidi Martinez
Asst. Dir. of Admissions(909) 607-8982
Fielding Graduate UniversityEd.D., Educational Leadership & Change – concentrations on Community College Leadership and Higher EducationView admissions requirements here.101 semester units/$8,740 per term3.5 yrs 

Admissions Office

(805) 898-4026

La Sierra UniversityEd.D. in Administration and LeadershipView admissions requirements here.87 post MA units/$730 per unit3 yrsGPA of 3.5 must be attained for completion.Cynthia Alvarado
Graduate Admissions Counselor(951) 785-2432
Pepperdine UniversityEd.D. in Organizational LeadershipView admissions requirements here.51 units + 2 units per term until completion of dissertation/ $1,605 per unit3.5 yrsEvening/Online hybrid classesGraduate School of Education
San Diego State UniversityPh. D. EducationView admissions requirements here.Tuition information3-3.5 yrsJoint program with Claremont University.Director:
Rafaela Santa Cruz(619) 594-6544
San Francisco State UniversityEd.D in Educational LeadershipView admissions requirements here.Tuition information3 yrsStudent learning within a cohort community.Director:
Dr. Barbara Henderson(415) 405-4103
UC BerkeleyEd.D/Ph.D EducationView admissions requirements here.Tuition information5-7 yrs 

Admissions information:

(510) 642-0841

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