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Funnel your passion for education into expanding your expertise with our online PhD in Education program. Specializations help prepare you to meet high-level challenges as an educator, featuring in-depth coursework, expert guidance and research.
The PhD in Education program is for experienced educators who want to develop specialized leadership and problem-solving skills used in K–12 or higher education learning environments.
As a PhD in Education student, you’ll begin with core courses to lay the foundation for your program and develop skills in key areas of educational leadership. From there, you’ll move into specialized coursework to grow your expertise and work toward your dissertation.
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Applicants to the PhD in Education program must provide the following information for admission:
GRE and GMAT are not required for admission.
View full admission requirements for PhD in Education specializations: Leadership for Higher Education , Leadership in Educational Administration
If you completed your most recent academic coursework, degree, or credential at an institution outside the United States, regardless of your citizenship or where you currently live, you are considered an international applicant.
In addition to the above admission requirements, you will need to submit these materials:
Learn more about international student admissions.
The total cost of your PhD program will depend on your specialization, scholarships and finances, transfer credits, academic performance and other factors.
View detailed tuition information and cost scenarios for PhD in Education specializations: Leadership for Higher Education, Leadership in Educational Administration
Every doctoral journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build advanced expertise for the next phases of your career as an educational leader.*
*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.
Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $5K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.
Eligibility rules apply. Books, supplies and other fees apply. Travel expenses for residencies, practicum, etc., are not covered by the scholarship. Connect with us for details.