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Why Choose Liberty University’s School of Education for Your Doctoral Degree Program?

Do you want to reach the pinnacle of achievement in education studies? If you’re an education professional with experience in the field, a doctorate can help you set out in a new direction or build on your current success with new skills and advanced scholarship. You can grow your career and make a more significant impact on the future with an online doctorate in education from Liberty University!

Our practical online EdD programs and PhDs in education can help you acquire the knowledge, skills, and training you need to lead students and academic institutions successfully. Because Liberty is an accredited Christian university, you can pair your passion for education with a Christ-centered program that can prepare you for leadership that doesn’t compromise your values.

Whether you are preparing to be an expert in education law, develop advanced teaching studies, or want to teach at the college level, you will find the tools you need to be successful in the field. While earning your PhD or EdD online with Liberty University, you will be mentored by our faculty of education professionals who have real-world experience. Our doctoral degree programs are 100% online, allowing you to pursue your professional activities and spend time with your family while earning your degree.

If you have any questions, please contact an admissions counselor at (800) 424-9596!

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Available Education Doctoral-Level Degrees

We Also Offer Executive Certificates

Not sure if you are ready to commit to a 60-credit-hour doctoral program? An Executive Certificate may be the path for you. You will complete the same doctoral-level coursework but on a much faster, 21-credit-hour track. This format can help you test the waters and see if a full PhD, EdS, or EdD is the best option for you.

  • Executive Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction – This certificate can help you gain a valuable professional credential while also equipping you to enroll in our EdS in Curriculum and Instruction. If you choose to pursue a full degree after completing your certificate, all 21 credit hours of the certificate can transfer into the EdS.
  • Executive Certificate in Higher Education Administration – With this certificate, you can build on your previous education and experience to develop vital skills while working toward our EdS or PhD in Higher Education Administration. All 21 credit hours of this certificate can transfer to the EdS or PhD.
  • Executive Certificate in Instructional Design and Technology — This certificate builds on your education experience to help you develop advanced learning tools, curriculum, and training while preparing you for our PhD in Education — Instructional Design and Technology. All 21 credit hours of this certificate will transfer to this PhD track.
  • Executive Certificate in School Administration and Supervision – This certificate can help you pursue the credentials you need to further your career while preparing you for our EdS or EdD in Administration and Supervision – Educational Leadership. All 21 credit hours of this certificate can transfer into the EdS or EdD.
  • Executive Certificate in Special Education — With this certificate, you will work towards a postgraduate credential while preparing specifically for our PhD in Education – Special Education. If you choose to pursue this PhD after completing your certificate, all 21 credit hours will be transferred into the PhD.
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Not sure what to choose?

Speak to one of our admissions specialists to help you choose the program that best fits your needs.

Value of a Degree

At Liberty, you can strengthen your teaching, researching, and leadership skills and accomplish something remarkable. Earning a degree isn’t just something you do – it can be an invaluable experience. Take a look at some other reasons why earning an online doctoral degree is worth it.

Return On Investment In Your Education

Return on Investment

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides valuable information on how a degree can impact salary prospectsLearn more!*

Potential Employment Opportunities With A Liberty University Degree

Employment Opportunities

Explore job outlook statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the following careers: postsecondary administrators** and postsecondary teachers.***

Professional Connection Opportunities Through Liberty University

Professional Connections

Mastering concepts and gaining advanced knowledge shouldn’t be the only benefits of a doctoral degree. Our world-class online learning environment is designed to facilitate collaboration and networking.

Frequently Asked Questions


Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees

Military Tuition Discount

We want to help you find the doctoral degree you want – at a price you’ve earned. As a thank-you for your military service, Liberty University offers eligible current and former service members like you or your spouse multiple pathways to earn a doctoral degree for only $300/credit hour. Find out how you can take advantage of this unique opportunity as you work toward your goal of reaching the pinnacle of your profession – for less.