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


  • 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).

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