Doctoral Degrees in Education

Effect Change in Educational Systems

Cutting-edge instruction and resources can help you excel in your career. Our online PhD and EdD programs provide the skills and knowledge you need to become an innovative leader in education.


PhD in Education

Focus on research and expertise in the specialization of your choice, including curriculum and instruction and special education.


Doctor of Education

Develop your expertise with a specialization in administration, curriculum, technology, and more in this practitioner-focused program. 

What's it like to be a doctoral student?

What does it take to earn a doctoral degree? Learn more about the experience, explore each step of the journey, and read stories from students who have successfully earned their doctorate.

Accredited & recognized

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Why choose Capella?

Whether you want to teach, consult, or lead, Capella’s flexible online doctoral business programs provide skills and knowledge to move your career forward as well as fit your schedule.

Professionally Aligned Curriculum

Capella’s online doctoral programs give you the tools to lead in an evolving education environment.

Skills You Can Apply Immediately

Our competency-based curriculum delivers the skills to help you succeed in your classroom, school, or district.

Comprehensive Doctoral Support

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

Dissertation Research Seminars

Hands-on assistance is incorporated into coursework to help you make the most of your time toward completing your dissertation.

Maximize Employer Benefits

You may be able to reduce tuition with transfer credits  and employer reimbursement. 

Two Learning Formats

Choose the option that fits. GuidedPath, a flexible yet structured approach, or FlexPath, a self-paced format.

Ready for the next step?

Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.