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Ph.D. in Education: Instructional Design & Technology

Instructional Design & Technology


The Ph.D. in Education: Instructional Design & Technology available through Liberty University Online is a sixty-hour program designed to provide advanced training to instructional design specialists who are seeking promotions, new opportunities, or a career change. Whether your goal is to work as an administrator, as a professor, or for government or private industry developing innovative Learning Management Systems (LMS), you will find that our doctoral program is an excellent way to help you reach your career goals.

> See the Ph.D. in Education: Instructional Design & Technology degree at Liberty University Online

Framework and Dispositions

The mission of the School of Education at Liberty University is to develop competent professionals with a biblical worldview for Christian, public, and private schools. The faculty of the School of Education has delineated the dispositions that must be observable in each candidate of our programs at all levels:

  • Displays a sense of social responsibility
  • Demonstrates commitment/work ethic
  • Demonstrates reflective practice
  • Displays personal integrity
  • Displays professionalism


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Field Experiences: EDUC 817
    • Elective courses may also require field experiences.
  • Dissertation
    • All non-dissertation coursework must be completed before starting EDUC 980.
    • Candidates must defend the dissertation proposal within the first three attempts of EDUC 988. Candidates must defend the dissertation within six attempts of EDUC 989.
    • Starting with EDUC 980, candidates must continuously enroll in dissertation coursework until the final defense. Candidates who break enrollment will be required to re-apply.

Degree Completion Plan & Course Sequencing Guide

Transfer Credit

Candidates may request to transfer up to 15 post-graduate or doctoral credit hours into the Ph.D. program. Capstones, research classes, dissertation seminars, and courses that require field experience are not eligible to be transferred. Courses must not be older than 5 years.

Handbooks and Forms

Licensure Information

This program does not lead to state licensure or certification. Candidates in this program are not eligible to pursue a student teaching or internship semester.