PhD in Education

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD in Education) degree is awarded for distinguished academic preparation in the field of education, and prepares students to be both educational researchers and leaders in professional practice.

One Program, Multiple Options

The PhD in Education is one program, made up of multiple track options spanning various fields of education. Students select a track within the program and adhere to the requirements of that track. Review our track options below.


PhD in Education Program
Curriculum & Instruction
Educational Administration – Higher Ed
Educational Administration – K-12
Educational Foundations Exceptionalities Global & International

PhD in Education: Track Options

NOTE: In addition to the PhD in Education, the COE also offers three other doctoral programs: EdD in Professional Education Practice, PhD in Learning Design & Technology & PhD in Educational Psychology. Refer to our program directory to view all doctoral options.