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

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

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

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