Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Instructional Leadership
Northcentral University

Program Details

With this online PhD in Instructional Leadership, your goal will be to contribute to the existing body of knowledge within education.  Through your Northcentral coursework and dissertation process, you’ll either build upon existing research or add new research with a focus on instruction improvement.  Developing your expertise in research, curriculum and policy, you’ll gain the ability to lead boards and state officials in changing their programs for overall better student and school performance  Specialization electives may include:

  • Supervision and Leadership in Schools
  • Leader as Advocate and Decision Maker
  • Curriculum Supervision
  • Innovation for Change

% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Northcentral University is accredited by:

WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

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). For program disclosures, visit

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s)

Restricted States