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Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Nursing 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.

If you want to pursue a career in the health care field as an educator, Northcentral University’s online Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in nursing education may be just what you need. The curriculum provides a strong foundation for a doctoral experience that helps develop scholarship, conduct research and enhance the leadership skills you’ll need as a nursing educator. This online PhD program is designed to prepare nurse educators and leaders to participate in and support the growth in nursing education.


  • 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


This degree is not authorized for residents of Arkansas.