Ph.D. in Education: Instructional Design and Technology Pioneer New Instructional Strategies


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Technology is a part of our everyday lives, making it an integral part of online and in-class education. Students from kindergarten through college rely on technology to complete assignments and learn critical skills needed for academic success.

Liberty University’s 100% online PhD in Education – Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) degree program will expand your knowledge, skills, and training in instructional design. You will complete advanced course content and in-depth research. You will study cognitive development, evaluation and assessment, and the design and implementation of distance learning programs and job aids.

You will examine the design, development, and implementation of new learning processes and products designed for student success. Throughout our online PhD in instructional design and technology, you can learn how to effectively communicate. You can learn to create effective and engaging learning programs for school administrators, teachers, and students through various mediums. Through research and innovative use of today’s educational technology, you can enhance your skills and market your abilities in this growing field.

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  • 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

Liberty’s educational technology doctoral program online is designed to provide advanced training to instructional design specialists. This degree is for those who are seeking promotions, new opportunities, or a career change. In whatever capacity you plan to develop innovative learning management systems (LMS), our program can help you reach your career goals.

We designed our PhD in Instructional Design and Technology to be 100% online. This 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.

Liberty University’s mission is Training Champions for Christ. You will also receive training and instruction from professors who are grounded in their Christian faith.

Liberty University’s IDT courses enhance your knowledge of instructional design. This will allow you to develop support products and processes that enhance and increase the efficiency of learning. Our instructional design and technology courses provide training in the development of web-based courses as well as printed educational aids.

As you begin your PhD in instructional design and technology, you will improve your knowledge of the various styles of learning. You will also learn 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. You will also study new developments in technology and their possible implications for the future.

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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.