Doctor of Philosophy in Education / General Education
Northcentral University

Program Details

This online PhD in Education aims to improve the existing body of instructional knowledge for professionals.  Through your coursework and dissertation process in this program at NCU, you’ll either build upon existing research or add new research to the field of education.  While developing your expertise in research, curriculum and policy, you’ll have the ability to lead other professionals in fostering the creation of successful educational programs and environments. The level of leadership you attain in this program could prove especially effective, not only in schools, but also in the military or other organizations. The General Education focus enables you to select coursework that pertains to your specific goals.  However, the following classes, among others, are strongly suggested:

  • Financial Issues in Schools
  • Supervision and Leadership in Schools
  • Educational Leadership
  • School Law


  • 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

School Accreditation Statement

NCU is a WSCUC accredited institution. WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001, WSCUC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Geographic Restrictions

This program is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.