Doctor of Philosophy in Education

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If you are an education professional with the desire to teach in higher education, conduct educational research, or work in the area of educational research, the PhD in Education degree program at Northcentral University is an excellent option for you.

PURPOSE: Provide a terminal degree opportunity that allows you to combine a strong base of theoretical knowledge with an individualized focus to conduct research in and about PK-12, postsecondary and adult learning environments.

As a PhD student at NCU, you will have the opportunity to choose one of 12 specializations to tailor your education to match your personal and professional goals.

OUTCOMES: Throughout the program, you will be prepared, through the practice of research, to generate new knowledge or the reformulation of existing knowledge as a basis for the development of educational theory.

Research is an important part of the PhD in Education program. You will engage in academic research and systematic inquiry within the field of education. You will also perform research that supports decision making and problem solving around key issues facing education as you develop a dissertation that makes an original contribution to the field.

See the NCU Course Catalog for student outcomes you will have obtained upon completion of this program.

ACHIEVEMENTS: As a PhD graduate, you will join an elite group of scholars who are committed to making a positive difference in the field of education.

PhD graduates are found in many different roles in academia, industry and not-for-profit organizations, including educational consultant, academic researcher, policymaker, educational theorist, and faculty member or administrator in a higher education or organizational setting.

Students are strongly recommended to check with their state and districts regarding their local licensure requirements and applicability of our programs.