Online PhD in Advanced Educational Studies Leading with Integrity to Set a New Standard


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Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total

With insight into the needs of teachers in the field, scholars in education bear the responsibility of pursuing new techniques and knowledge to help students learn and grow. As leaders in the field of education, these experts assume a role in shaping the future direction of policies, goals, and objectives within an educational setting, whether it be in K-12, business, or government. Liberty’s 100% online PhD in Advanced Educational Studies can help you build on your practice-focused Ed.D. studies to become a leader in scholarship as well. With the option to transfer in up to two-thirds of your conferred Ed.D. credit, you can earn your PhD faster.

Here are some additional benefits of partnering with Liberty University to pursue your PhD in Advanced Educational Studies online:

  • Our online PhD in Advanced Educational Studies can prepare you for careers in various school and administrative settings within the field of education.
  • Our School of Education is committed to providing quality education based on the principles of God’s Word.
  • You can use your degree to make an impact in your school and community.

Starting with your transfer credit from conferred Ed.D. courses, you can choose an area of study that aligns with your previous course content for more transfer credit, or you can choose a different area that can further expand your expertise. With our areas of study, you can grow your areas of study so that you can pursue roles or research in education.

Our online PhD in Advanced Educational Studies specializations allow you to acquire highly advanced knowledge of educational theories and practices. This awareness will be vital in addressing the current teaching challenges found in your respective discipline.

You will also engage with research courses designed to prepare you for your PhD dissertation on a topic of your choosing. Your professors will mentor you in the topic selection process and help you prepare for the dissertation research. With your dissertation, you can bring new knowledge to the field and demonstrate your status as an authority on in-depth education topics.

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  • 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

What can you do with a PhD in Advanced Educational Studies? Take a look at some of the careers that may be available to Liberty’s online PhD graduates.

  • Academic dean
  • Chief learning officer
  • Educational researcher
  • Executive director of education
  • Higher education administration
  • Higher education curriculum coordinator
  • Higher education professor
  • Provost
  • School superintendent

With Liberty’s PhD degree in advanced educational studies, you can customize your program with one of the specializations below.

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Your success is our success, which is why we are committed to providing quality academics at an affordable tuition rate. While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we have frozen tuition rates for the majority of our undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs for the past 9 years – and counting.

Doctoral Full Time $595/Credit
Doctoral Part Time $650/Credit

Eligible current and former military service members and their spouses may qualify for a special rate of $300/credit hour (learn more).

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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.