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Doctor of Philosophy in Education


Instructional Design for Online Learning

Lead organizations to solve educational challenges using advanced knowledge and skills with an online PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella University. Gain hands-on experience in creating and applying instructional design initiatives for diverse populations. The curriculum in this program is based on principles set by the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (ibstpi®).

Dissertation research seminars

Make immediate progress toward your dissertation with in-person dissertation research seminars blended into your coursework.

Extensive doctoral support

Experts will support you throughout your degree to help you meet doctoral challenges and reach your short- and long-term goal.

Professionally aligned curriculum

Every assignment, course, and program is designed to deliver the knowledge and expertise required for success in the field of education.

Classes start March 8

Use the code WINTER to waive the $50 application fee

At a Glance

  • Online & in-person
  • 6 Core courses
  • 8 Specialization courses
  • 3 Elective courses
  • 3 Residencies
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Dissertation

Reduce your tuition by $10,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $10K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your doctoral degree.