Our PhD in Education program includes online coursework, residencies,
a comprehensive examination, and a dissertation, providing a wide
range of experiences to help you reach your doctoral goals.
Make immediate progress toward your dissertation with in-person
residencies and credit-bearing dissertation research seminars blended
into your coursework.
Not sure of your program fit? All doctoral programs share the same
first course, so you can apply the credits to the program you
Experts will support you throughout your degree to help you meet doctoral challenges and reach your short- and long-term goals.
Every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the
knowledge and expertise required for success.
The Professional Education Unit at Capella is accredited by the
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Our PhD in Education program is designed to remove roadblocks for you
and demystify the dissertation process. This unique approach centers
on supporting you in three ways: through program structure, a
dedicated faculty and support team, and online resources. To help
generate momentum toward graduation, you’ll begin your dissertation
early in the program. Our faculty, support team, and online resources
will help guide you every step of the way.
Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.
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