PhD in Learning Analytics in Higher Education

PhD in Education, Specialized in Learning Analytics in Higher Education

In recent years, the role of Big Data has been expanding, particularly as it applies to education. Big Data has long been used in the business and health care fields to help organizations gain a competitive advantage, and today higher education is utilizing it to gain insight into how to improve learning outcomes.

If you’re passionate about helping institutions of higher education enhance results, Northcentral University’s online PhD degree program with a specialization in learning analytics in higher education may be a great fit with your goals. The curriculum helps students evaluate how data can be used in colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational settings to improve institutional accountability, student success and retention. Other uses for data, such as facilities management, are also explored.

The program immerses students into the field by exploring the history and types of data analytics, and examining proven theories and useful best practices as they apply to higher education. You will study the proper identification, utility and application of relevant data in the classroom, and explore research methods and tools to extract and analyze data and related predictive statistical tests.

This online graduate degree also provides a unique look into the role of technology and Learning Management Systems in personal learning, intelligent data and adaptive modeling, and investigates the proper use of analytics to help build institutional capacity and improve outcomes.

At A Glance

Course information
  Credit Hours Courses Est. Time to Complete  
PhD-Ed 60 30 45 months View Course Catalog

Unmatched Flexibility
NCU offers weekly course starts, no scheduled lecture hours, no group assignments, weekly assignments, and the ability to schedule courses around your personal and professional obligations.

100% Doctoral Faculty
No matter the degree level you pursue, you can rest assured that you will be mentored by doctors in your field of study.

One to One Engagement
You won't have to fight for facetime as one of many within a classroom. At NCU, you'll have the opportunity to interact one to one with your professor, receiving personalized mentoring.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education Program Learning Outcomes
  • Develop knowledge of educational theories, research, and diverse instructional practices.
  • Communicate with diverse audiences about educational theories, research, and practices.
  • Develop evidence-based solutions addressing current educational, organizational, and societal issues.
  • Analyze professional skills, dispositions, and technology options for leading and educating diverse groups.
  • Conduct educational research that contributes to the body of knowledge specific to a discipline.

*Credit hours and courses reflect new students meeting credit requirements and utilizing no transfer credits. Est. Time of Completion reflects new students following the preferred schedule designed by the Dean for the program.

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