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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education - Instructional Design for Online Learning

Capella University



If you are looking for an online degree program that will aid you in equipping yourself with the skills and knowledge that is needed for leading and managing instructional challenges within the field of education, then the online Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education - Instructional Design for Online Learning from Capella is the perfect degree program for you.

During the course of this online doctorate in education program, students work with faculty members who have years of experience in instructional design to develop the knowledge that is needed for creating and applying instructional design models to their online education endeavors.

While in this online instructional design and online learning degree program, student will partake in a number of online education classes that focus on topics, such as:

  • Theory and leadership of instructional
  • Creating and applying instructional design models
  • Leading the implementation of instructional solutions
  • Leading strategic instructional design initiatives
  • Conducting and applying instructional design research

This is an excellent education program for those individuals who are looking to pursue career paths, such as dean, director or other high-level leadership positions in any online learning setting, including educational institutions, corporations, the military, health care, and government.

This program also offers students an online program that is updated consistently, and directed at aiding students in developing their knowledge in areas, such as critical thinking, research, and problem solving skills in order to meet the modern challenges in education with today's best practices.

All applicants must have a Master's degree (or its foreign equivalent) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent from an international institution.

Accreditation Information

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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