Create processes and teaching methods that engage and educate
Perform relevant, high-quality, scholarly research to empirically
investigate ways to solve a real-world problem.
Provide vision and direction in adult-serving post-secondary
education and community settings.
Uphold professional ethical standards and socially responsible
Our PhD in Education, Postsecondary and Adult 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
Our curriculum is designed around recognized, professional standards
in the field of higher education.
Gain advanced skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, and
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
Grants are federal education funds that never need to be paid back.
This program provides part-time jobs to reduce your loan debt
amounts. Talk to an enrollment counselor to learn more.
Coursework in our PhD in Education, Postsecondary, and Adult
Education program focuses on current theory and research in adult
education. It includes instructional models and assessment
strategies—all built around increasing achievement in adult
learners. The program includes dissertation research seminars which allow you to
get an early start on your dissertation.
|Course Number||Course Title|
|ED7314||International and Multicultural Perspectives in Postsecondary and Adult Education|
|ED8446||Curriculum Development and Teaching Strategies for Adult Learning|
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Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our
online postsecondary and adult education doctoral degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.