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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) – Educational Psychology









Degree Overview

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education, primarily an online program with some face-to-face requirements, is designed to facilitate adult learning styles in a specialized field of education. Capitalizing on critical thinking, scholarly research that informs practice, writing, and learning from a Christian worldview, this degree is primarily reserved for those interested in adding research skills in their vocations. After successfully negotiating the candidacy examination, all students must complete a culminating experience: the submission and successful defense of a doctoral dissertation. Students possessing an Ed.S. or equivalent may be admitted to the Ph.D. program with advanced standing after a review of their post-master's transcripts.

Concentration Description

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a concentration in Educational Psychology is an online program that will equip you to use the most appropriate theories and research to promote student success. You will be equipped to utilize the most appropriate theories and research to improve the chances of academic and behavioral success for students. You may also gain additional expertise in testing and program assessment at the school district level.

Program Highlights

Length: 75 credit hour minimum
Format: Offered in a cohort model, students may begin the program in the fall, spring or summer semesters. Courses are delivered online with some required face-to-face components. School division cohorts are also offered in varying formats.
Results: Doctor of Philosophy degree with a concentration in Educational Psychology. The Doctor of Philosophy is awarded after completion of 75 credit hours.
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Research Expert on Learning & Behavior Management
Consultation to School Psychologists, Social Workers & Counselors
School Administration
Dean of Students