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Doctor of Philosophy in Education

EXPAND YOUR CAPABILITIES AS A LEADER IN EDUCATION

If you are an education professional with the desire to teach in higher education, conduct educational research, or work in the area of educational research, the online PhD in Education degree program at NCU is an excellent option for you. You’ll have the opportunity to combine a strong base of theoretical knowledge with an individualized focus to conduct research in and about PK-12, postsecondary and adult learning environments as you create new and innovative information to advance your specialized field in education.

Whether your desire is to teach in higher education, conduct educational research, or work in the area of educational research, NCU's PhD ED program has a specialization suited for you. The online PhD in education program will prepare you, through the practice of research, to generate new knowledge or the reformulation of existing knowledge as a basis for the development of educational theory — all while gaining a wealth of experience from your mentoring professors.

Career Potential*

  • Education Teachers, Postsecondary
  • Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School
  • Education Administrators, All Other
  • Training and Development Specialists
  • Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
  • Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
*Positions may require additional experience, training and other factors beyond successfully completing this degree program. Many roles may also require state licensure, and it is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all licensure requirements are met.

PHD IN EDUCATION: PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

16 professionally relevant specializations
Total Credit Hours: 60 Credit Hours
Courses: 20 Courses
Recommended Completion Time: 45 Months
Next Start Date: Every Monday
Classroom Size: One