PhD - Professional Studies in EducationCapella University

Capella University

Program Details Container

Program Information

PhD - Professional Studies in Education

This online PhD program in education is designed for experienced educators or administrators working in a variety of teaching or training situations. The flexible program provides optimal opportunity for you to build upon previous knowledge and experience, and choose course work and research topics most interesting or relevant to your current position or career aspirations. In addition to earning a PhD, you will have the option to earn a Post-Master's Certificate in Enrollment Management (along with a professional Enrollment Management certificate from Noel-Levitz) or a Post-Master's Certificate in College Teaching as part of your program.

With your PhD in Professional Studies in Education from Capella, you'll learn to educate effectively in professional and business settings, provide leadership by analyzing and challenging current theories and practices, and lead change processes. Additionally, you will gain the skills to conduct high quality, scholarly research about education and training in professional and business settings.

Common jobs with an online PhD in Professional Studies in Education include director of education, faculty member, assessment coordinator, distance learning specialist, curriculum specialist, and program coordinator. Potential workplaces include state agency, government, P–12 school district, nonprofit organization, and land-based or online college or university.

This program is not designed for certification, licensure or endorsement. Begin to research and understand your state's licensure requirements right away, find answers to common questions, explore how Capella programs fit with your state's standards and requirements, and get links to important state resources. Visit the Education Licensure Resource site.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

Learn about completion rates, affordability, and more at www.capellaresults.com

AccreditationCapella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
RequirementsDoctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelDoctorate
LanguageEnglish
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.