PhD in Education PhD in Education

Online PhD in Education


Drive learning outcomes that make a difference with high-level skills and knowledge to meet today’s challenges in the field of education.

Build advanced skills to pursue your career goals with a PhD in Education

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.

PhD in Education program overview

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.

Choosing a PhD in Education specialization

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.

Why choose the PhD in Education at Capella University?

Virtual residency program

Make progress toward your dissertation with virtual residencies and credit-bearing doctoral project development 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 goals.

Maximize transfer credits

You may be able to reduce tuition and time to complete your degree with up to 16 transfer credits.

Professionally aligned curriculum

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