Doctor of Philosophy in Instructional Design
Northcentral University

Program Details

Acquire advanced skills and knowledge through a PhD in Instructional Design degree online. Northcentral’s program focuses on the development of learning for a diverse population, along with studies in how to engage in research-based contributions to the field. Throughout your course of studies, you will have the opportunity to work with subject matter experts and benefit from real-world projects. 


  • Evaluation and design processes
  • Development of simulations, games and mobile learning

The Instructional Design program aligns with competencies set forth by a number of recognized agencies, including the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance and Improvement© (ibstpi), the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and the Association for Educational Communication and Technology (AECT).

Successful completion opens the doors to a range of job opportunities, such as: instructional coordinator, training and development specialist, education administrator, postsecondary teacher and other education-based careers.

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School Accreditation & Licensing

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

Additional Materials May Be Requested, Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV

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