Online EdS In Educational Research
Credit Hours
Class Type
100% online, 8-week courses
Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total
Next Start Date
May 13, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Learn to Conduct Educational Research That Can Shape the Schools of Tomorrow with an EdS in Educational Research

Liberty University, known for our commitment to providing quality education grounded in Christian values, offers an Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Research through our online platform. This program is designed for educators and professionals seeking advanced training in research methodologies and educational assessment.

As an online student at Liberty, you’ll be immersed in a curriculum that balances theoretical knowledge with practical application. The program aims to help equip you with the tools and skills necessary to conduct robust educational research. Coursework includes topics such as quantitative and qualitative research methods, data analysis, and educational assessment strategies.

The flexibility of the online format makes this program a particularly ideal option for working professionals. You can tailor your study schedule to fit around your existing commitments, with the added benefit of engaging with a diverse online community of educators and researchers.

Why Choose Liberty’s Educational Research Degree?

Choosing Liberty University for your EdS in Educational Research means more than just enrolling in an academic program; it means joining a community committed to academic excellence and ethical practice in education.

The program is distinguished by its expert faculty, composed of experienced educators and researchers who bring a wealth of real-world knowledge to the online classroom. Another unique aspect is the integration of a Christian worldview, encouraging ethical and moral considerations in research practices.

With our online format, there are ample opportunities for networking, allowing you to connect with peers and professionals in the field. This degree seeks to help pave the way for career advancement and help open doors to higher-level positions in educational research, policymaking, and administration.

What Will You Learn in Our EdS in Educational Research Degree?

In Liberty University’s EdS in Educational Research program, you will delve into various critical areas of research pertaining to education. The program emphasizes developing proficiency in both qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, training you to design, conduct, and analyze educational research with expertise.

You can work to become adept at various data analysis techniques and deepen your understanding of how to handle complex data sets and draw significant conclusions. Study how research impacts educational policy and practice. Learn to develop, evaluate, and assess educational programs and policies.

The program culminates in a capstone course that will provide an overview of current educational research and its use as an inquiry tool. You will apply professional writing skills by completing a final research project for the EdS program and by writing and submitting an article for publication. 

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Highlights of Our EdS in Educational Research

  • We are recognized by multiple institutions for our academic quality, affordability, and accessibility. Our commitment to excellence also helped us rank in the top 10% of’s best online schools in America. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition can help set you apart from others in your field.
  • 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.
  • This EdS program is offered 100% online, so you can stay committed to your family, work, and community while furthering your education.

You may also be interested in exploring our doctorate in Christian Leadership, Higher Education Administration, or Education

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Military Benefits for Our Education Specialist (EdS) Online Program

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.

As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for EdS courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

Potential Career Opportunities for Educational Research EdS Graduates

  • Education instructor
  • Educational consultant
  • Private business consultant
  • Researcher at a university or think tank
  • University administrator

Admission Requirements for the EdS in Educational Research

A regionally or nationally accredited master’s degree with a 3.0 or above cumulative GPA is required 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 (for applicants whose native language is other than English)

*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.