Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Instructional Design & Technology
Liberty University

Program Details

Liberty’s 100% online Ph.D. in Education – Instructional Design and Technology provides in-depth studies into the training tools, learning theories, and educational techniques that help children and adults to acquire new skills and knowledge effectively. Through the discipline of instructional design, students in this program will discover new ways to approach educational content in an engaging way that will leverage cognitive development, effective evaluation, and productive assessment strategies that will create better classroom practices, better distance learning programs, and critical on-the-job teaching aids. With the research, analysis, and writing process built into the Ph.D. in Education’s three-year track with the integrated dissertation, students will complete original research in a specialized area of education of their choice and make a lasting positive impact on the field of instructional design. Students who complete the Ph.D. in Education – Instructional Design and Technology will be well equipped for instructional design roles in K-12, higher education, and corporate settings. Students will also be equipped to take advantage of the vast opportunities of the instructional design field in academic, government, and corporate settings as consultants and program directors.


  • Official college transcripts
  • Master's degree with a 3.0 GPA from an institution that is accredited by an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Statement of Purpose

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. This is the regional accrediting body for southern states.