Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Instructional Design
Northcentral University

Program Details

With NCU’s online PhD in Instructional Design, you’ll be prepared for senior roles in various educational settings.  From nonprofits to large corporations to traditional brick-and-mortar institutions, your studies will culminate in a dissertation that exemplifies your expertise in complex project design across all industry sectors.  You will directly contribute to the existing body of knowledge in education, through your research, theory and practice.  This online PhD-ID program aligns with objectives established by the IBSTPI (International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Instruction), the ATD (Association of Training and Development) and the AECT (Association for Education Communication and Technology).  This knowledge incorporates planning, analysis, universal design, development, implementation, and evaluation among other topics.  Specialization classes include:

  • Collaboration of Design Processes and Products
  • Advanced Simulations, Games and Mobile Design
  • Innovation in Learning Experiences

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

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).

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States