PhD Advanced Education Studies – Instructional Design Crafting the Blueprint of Tomorrow’s Education


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Transfer in up to 39 credits

Do you have your Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), but you find yourself needing a degree that helps you move into the realm of research to make valuable contributions to your field? Liberty University has designed a unique opportunity for you to transfer in up to 39 credits of your conferred Ed.D. credit into a PhD in Advanced Educational Studies – Instructional Design and Technology.

Our 100% online PhD in instructional design and technology (IDT) degree program will expand your knowledge, skills, and training in instructional design. You can learn through advanced course content and in-depth research on cognitive development, evaluation and assessment, and the design and implementation of distance learning programs and job aids.

With advanced insight into the ways students learn, you will develop new learning processes and products designed for student success. Throughout our PhD in instructional design and technology, you can learn how to effectively communicate with school administrators, teachers, and students through various mediums as you create effective and engaging learning programs. Use the valuable knowledge and insight you have already gained in your Ed.D. to sharpen and refine your skills in research and publication.

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  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral Degree

Because your time is valuable, we have created this degree to give graduates from Ed.D. programs the opportunity to add a specialization and pursue a PhD degree without starting at the beginning of a doctoral program. Start Liberty’s PhD in Advanced Educational Studies – Instructional Design and Technology online degree today to expand on your Ed.D. research or capstone project by focusing a PhD dissertation on a similar research topic.

Furthermore, the PhD in instructional design and technology is 100% online, which means you are not required to attend courses on campus at any time as you pursue your degree. We are committed to helping you obtain your degree in a way that is most convenient for you. You will also receive training and instruction from professors who are grounded in their Christian faith and ready to equip you to utilize biblical principles in the education field.

Liberty University’s IDT courses seek to enhance your knowledge of instructional design so you can develop support products and processes needed to enhance the efficiency of learning. Our instructional design and technology courses provide training on how to develop web-based courses for online learning as well as printed educational aids for use in both the classroom and the workplace.

As you begin our PhD in education technology degree online, you will improve your knowledge of the various styles of learning and how instructional design and technology play a part in reaching the unique needs of students and teachers. From there, you can learn advanced techniques using existing technologies for web-based learning as well as new developments in technology and their possible implications for the future.

In addition, you will be conducting research and working on your dissertation to contribute to the field of instructional design and technology. This shift in course emphasis will allow you to take what you’ve gained in your professional degree and apply it to a more focused, research-based doctorate.

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

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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.