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Phd In Education Curriculum And Instruction
Credit Hours
Years (Avg.)
Class Type
100% Online, 8 Week
Transfer Credits
Up to 15 credit hours of the Degree Total can be Transferred to Liberty
Next Start Date
Jan 14, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Shape Policy and Lead with Authority in Education with a Ph.D. in Education Online Degree

Influence educational policies and help create solid, useful courses in programs across county, state, and national levels by earning a 100% online Ph.D. in Education degree from Liberty University. Our variety of degree specializations provides the flexibility you may be seeking to focus your studies on an area that best reflects your career goals. 

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Why Choose Liberty’s Ph.D. in Education Online Program?

Liberty’s Ph.D. in Education online degree programs are designed to provide the training you need to work in top leadership positions within education and academia.  Whether you want to research and produce groundbreaking programs or lead educational administrations at all levels, one of our specializations in Organizational Leadership or Curriculum and Instruction should fit your needs.

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What Will You Learn in Liberty’s Ph.D. in Education?

As you begin our Ph.D. in Education degree online, you study core curriculum critical to leadership in K-12 and higher education institutions. You will analyze pedagogical concepts and approaches based on research and knowledge of the discipline. Our Ph.D. in Education specializations allow you to acquire a robust knowledge of educational theories and practices that can be used to address the current teaching challenges found in both K-12 institutions and at the university level. As your doctoral program continues, you will have the opportunity to add value and fresh ideas to the field of education through your doctoral dissertation.

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Online Ph.D in Education Degree Information

  • This program falls under our School of Education.
  • View the Graduate Course Syllabi(login required).
  • Students in this degree program can complete optional on-campus intensives. Most intensives are offered in a weeklong course format, with a few being offered in a weekend format
  • An extensive final dissertation project is required.

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Ph.D. in Education – Curriculum and Instruction

Ph.D. in Education – Instructional Design and Technology

Ph.D. in Education – Organizational Leadership

Ph.D. in Education – Special Education

Admission Requirements for Our Online Ph.D. in Education Programs

Applicants must have a regionally or nationally accredited Master’s degree with a GPA of 3.0 or above for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information. 

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.

Highlights of the Ph.D. Online Program

  • By earning your Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education from an accredited, nonprofit university whose online programs are ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you can be confident your degree will be well respected within your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. You will learn how to create and administrate effective education environments.
  • The Doctor of Philosophy in Education program will allow you to develop educational management skills and foster leadership in teachers and students.
  • You can meet your peers and professors in the Online Ph.D. in Education program during optional on-campus intensives on our campus in Lynchburg, Va., while developing your writing and research for your final dissertation phase.
  • The Ph.D. online is a 3-year program that includes an integrated dissertation process allowing you to work toward your final research project while completing your coursework. Completing your Ph.D. gives you a terminal educational credential that shows employers you have reached the pinnacle of your field’s achievement.
  • Completing the Ph.D. online program’s dissertation will empower you to make a unique impact in educational research that can become the basis for publications, curriculum material products, and other publishing opportunities.
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