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Doctor of Philosophy in Education / General Education

Program Details

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD-Ed) program is suitable for students who want 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. 

PhDs in Education are found in many different roles in academia, industry and not-for-profit organizations, including educational consultant, academic researcher, policy maker, educational theorist, and faculty member or administrator in a higher education or organizational setting. Students pursuing the PhD in Education have the opportunity to customize and focus their program through their coursework, doctoral research courses and the doctoral dissertation.

The continual evolution of many facets of education may have you wondering which area to focus on—analytics or curriculum development, international education or e-learning—or whether you should choose just one area. If you envision a career in education that doesn’t fit neatly into one discipline, Northcentral University—a regionally accredited online university—has a program that can tailor your education to your needs. The PhD in Education with a general education specialization allows you to tailor a degree program to fit your career goals.

Requirements

  • Admission to the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program requires a conferred post-baccalaureate master’s degree and/or doctoral degree from a regionally or nationally accredited academic institution
  • Send your official transcripts from other schools you attended

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Restrictions

This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.