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Doctoral degree

Doctor of Education

42 months

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Register by: Apr 27, 2022

The Doctor of Education program prepares mid-careerists in diverse educational settings to strategically manage complex educational organizations. Through utilization of best practice, knowledge of regulation and policy, 以及对教育环境中创新驱动因素的深刻理解, learners will apply these insights and contribute in a solution-oriented way to the growing body of research on transforming educational systems.

  • 运用领导理论和原则帮助组织进行战略规划

  • 在教育组织中处理法律、法规和合规问题

  • 评估当前的研究并使用统计数据来解决复杂的教育问题

  • 运用社会、历史和哲学研究,探讨影响教育的现代问题

  • 在道德和道德原则的基础上发展个人领导风格

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You’ll begin your dissertation 在你的第三门课程中,并在整个课程中遵循时间表. This helps you manage your dissertation in smaller segments and helps identify any research methodology challenges early, so surprises or delays can be addressed.


While some doctoral programs require on-campus residency, we’ve shifted to an 8-week online symposium. In the required course you’ll:

  • Receive a detailed overview of each milestone in the doctoral journey
  • Understand what the University expects from doctoral students
  • Understand what doctoral students can expect from the University


你的学术顾问将帮助你安排教育学博士课程. You may also enroll in an optional, zero-credit, zero-tuition/fee one-weekend seminar in Phoenix.* The seminar provides an opportunity for personal interaction with faculty and peers as well as instruction around the framework of your dissertation. 

What you'll learn

When you earn your online doctorate in education, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job.

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Leadership theory and principles
  • Change management
  • Legal, regulatory and compliance issues in education
  • Problem-solving in diverse educational settings

Specialize your EdD degree with one of four elective tracks

Educational Leadership: Gain in-depth understanding of academic structure, school financing, policymaking and faculty — all while emerging as a leader who values diversity and academic integrity.

Curriculum and Instruction: Influence curriculum development and policy, 并评估教学和评估方法,以提高学习成果.

Educational Technology: Implement technologies that revolutionize the way students learn and integrate technology into curriculum.

Higher Education Administration: Gain a top-level view of the complex challenges facing educational communities — and gain the skills to address them through research, planning, fiscal oversight and outcomes assessment.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Doctor of Education?

An EdD can prepare you to be a: 

  • School administrator
  • Academic affairs dean
  • Academic affairs vice president
  • Academic dean
  • College president, dean
  • Dean of students
  • Provost
  • Instructional designer
8 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for education administrators is projected to be as fast as average between 2020 and 2030.

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, 而在澳门金沙,它是建立在你的学位,不需要额外的费用.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, 准备面试,规划你的职业生涯——只要它适合你的生活, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.


Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.


Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school.  Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning


Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

澳门金沙获得了美国高等教育委员会(HLC)的认证, Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience



85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight


Donna Lange

Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Education

*Students are responsible for their own travel costs.

虽然项目广泛适用,但并非所有的项目都适用于所有州的居民. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.