Doctor of Education in Distance Education
Athabasca University

Program Details

Distance education enrollments are increasing year after year. Practitioners experienced in working with students pursuing distance education are growing in demand. Athabasca University offers a professional doctoral degree for those seeking leadership in distance education academic roles. Career paths with a doctoral specialization in distance education can include:

  • Academics, teachers, instructors
  • Instructional design and technology
  • Program planners
  • Adult and continuing education mid-career professionals


  • Master's degree
  • > 3.7 GPA
  • Official transcripts
  • CV/Resume
  • Statement of Intent
  • Description of research background
  • Three letters of reference

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education