Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Learning Analytics K-12
Northcentral University

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.

If you are committed to researching educational systems and applying the findings to improve student, faculty and school success, the NCU Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) with a specialization in Learning Analytics K-12 can help you develop the advanced knowledge needed to contribute to this field. This online PhD program focuses on useful best practices for the design of data collection systems, as well as the proper dissemination and utilization of the data. You’ll study the history of data analytics, key theories, leading experts and components of datum and how they apply in K-12 environments.


  • 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).