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
Aug 19, 2019
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Have a Far-reaching and Lasting Influence on Students with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Degree 

When researching whether to pursue a Ph.D. in Education or a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.), students can be torn between which program to study. Both programs offer training that can further your knowledge as an educator and teach you skills that will enhance your understanding of educational leadership. Our Ph.D. programs are designed for educators who want to remain active in the classroom. Through our online curriculum and instruction Ph.D. program, you will study administration, curriculum development, learning theory, and more to gain the knowledge, skills, and training you need to be an effective educator, professor or administrator.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Online Doctor of Philosophy in Education – Curriculum and Instruction?

Through Liberty University’s Ph.D. in Education, with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, you will engage with knowledgeable education professionals who will mentor you in your development as an advanced educator, administrator, and researcher. The robust theoretical framework you study in our program will extend your teaching methods to a higher order of application, allowing you to evaluate and address teaching challenges in both K-12 institutions and at the university level.

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What Will You Learn in the Online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education – Curriculum and Instruction Program?

The core content of our online Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education, with a specialization in Curriculum and Instruction, will enhance your understanding of the latest trends in learning theories as well as help you stay up-to-date with the latest advances in educational technology. Besides learning advanced theories and research in education, you will also be exposed to advanced training for serving special needs students and the teachers who work with them.

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Potential Career Options with a Ph.D. in Education

  • Curriculum Specialist
  • Curriculum Creator
  • University Professor
  • University Administrator
  • K-12 Administrator
  • Educational Consultant
  • Survey Researcher
  • Educational Instructor
  • Superintendent of Schools
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Executive Education Position

Admission Requirements for Our Online Ph.D. in Education

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*
  • 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 4 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.
  • Our 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 Central Virginia while developing your writing and research for your final dissertation phase.
  • Our 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.