Doctor of Philosophy in Education / Occupational & Technical Studies
Old Dominion University

Program Details

Old Dominion University offers the online Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Occupational and Technical Studies. The focus of the degree is to prepare university faculty, directors/supervisors of career and technical education, and directors of training departments in business, industry, and government. Individuals will apply knowledge, skills, and behaviors in today's complex educational and business environments. Every individual will develop competencies for understanding and using research methods and statistics to make data-based driven decisions. 

The Occupational and Technical Studies concentration has the following three emphases:

  • Technology Education
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Human Resources – Training

% Online

Mostly Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Old Dominion University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent

Additional Info

  • This program requires on-campus residencies.