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22 PhD Programs in Education Research

PhDs are advanced academic degrees that students can earn after publishing original research in the form of a dissertation. These programs may require coursework to supplement the research and can take several years to complete. What is a PhD in Education Research? It prepares students to pursue careers in research-heavy fields by giving them experience in academic research. The focus of the progr… Read more

PhDs are advanced academic degrees that students can earn after publishing original research in the form of a dissertation. These programs may require coursework to supplement the research and can take several years to complete.

What is a PhD in Education Research? It prepares students to pursue careers in research-heavy fields by giving them experience in academic research. The focus of the program is often on creating plans to improve education. This could include finding solutions for problems such as how to increase female presence in STEM programs, how to implement wide-spread mandated standards in schools, and what the role of standardized testing should be at different levels of education. Research could involve experiencing classrooms firsthand or doing broader investigation of school systems as a whole.

Through a doctoral program, students are likely to develop writing and research skills that they can carry into careers and other aspects of life. They may also cultivate an appreciation for diversity that they can use to enrich their private and work life. Earning a PhD in education research may also help students build leadership skills.

A PhD usually takes several years to complete, and the price of the program varies depending on the university and the country. Scholarships may be available from some institutions.

Upon completion of the degree, students may choose to pursue a career as a coordinator, consultant, or advisor for academic institutions. Job titles could include academic learning specialist, education data analyst, program evaluation manager, strategy and learning director, or school leadership consultant. There may also be advisory positions available with policy makers who create academic standards for students in a large area. Many doctoral students choose to continue their research by taking positions as professors at a university.

Find a doctoral program that’s offered online or in person that’s right for you. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Unicaf University (ZM)
Lusaka, Zambia

The Doctor of Education programme features a high-level academic study of a range of educational and professional issues, tutored units and a supervised research component tha ... +

The Doctor of Education programme features a high-level academic study of a range of educational and professional issues, tutored units and a supervised research component that will enable you to make a contribution to knowledge through unit assignments, and through the dissertation focus on the interplay and relationship between professional practice and scholarship. The course will enable students to become efficiently equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge in order to advance in international organisations and achieve positive results when operating in executive positions. Each Doctoral student must take a number of online modules and also complete a dissertation. Students must defend their dissertation in a "viva voce" (oral) examination which can be completed online. The viva-voce examination is an intense and challenging experience, but we offer relevant guidance and support to help our research students prepare for this important milestone. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Atlantic International University
Honolulu, USA

The Doctorate of Education (D.Ed) program objective is to help students develop the individual skills necessary for solving educational problems, whether in teaching, supervis ... +

The Doctorate of Education (D.Ed) program objective is to help students develop the individual skills necessary for solving educational problems, whether in teaching, supervision, or administration, while keeping such solutions in balance with institutional, community, or school system needs and expectations. The Doctorate of Education (D.Ed) program is offered online via distance learning. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Sep 2022
Online
 
Universidade Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

The main objective of this doctoral program is research and innovation on the socio-educational programs, actions, resources and policies necessary to achieve equity in educat ... +

The main objective of this doctoral program is research and innovation on the socio-educational programs, actions, resources and policies necessary to achieve equity in education. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
Spanish, Gallegan
Oct 2022
10 Sep 2022
Campus
 

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Tecnológico de Monterrey - ITESM
Monterrey, Mexico +1 More

The Doctoral Program in Educational Innovation aims to train researchers capable of providing new knowledge that will contribute to the advancement of their discipline and tha ... +

The Doctoral Program in Educational Innovation aims to train researchers capable of providing new knowledge that will contribute to the advancement of their discipline and that are subject to publication, transfer and application. In this regard, the program has been designed to train people capable of designing, implementing and evaluating educational solutions to complex problems of the country and contemporary society. The program has four lines of research that allow classifying the projects of both teachers and students: psychopedagogical studies, studies on the development and use of technology, sociocultural studies and disciplinary studies. It is a program that requires students to study full time, to reside in the metropolitan area of ​​Monterrey during their doctoral studies and to take an academic stay in Mexico or abroad with a university with which the Tecnológico has an agreement. It lasts for eight semesters or less, depending on the previous studies that the applicant has. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
Spanish
Campus
 
Selinus University of Science and Literature
London, United Kingdom +1 More

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in ... +

The learning skills at a distance from the Faculty of Arts & Humanities are usually highly professional. The degree programs of distance learning of Selinus University in this faculty allow access to the specialization in which the student can choose the topics of your interest in order to design a program fully adapted to his vocation. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English, Italian
Online
 
Universidad Ana G. Méndez - Recinto de Cupey
San Juan, Puerto Rico

All of our programs are duly licensed by the Puerto Rico Board of Education (CEPR) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). At the undergrad ... +

All of our programs are duly licensed by the Puerto Rico Board of Education (CEPR) and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). At the undergraduate level (teacher preparation programs), we have the specialized accreditation granted by The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
Spanish
Campus
 
University of Southern Queensland (USQ)
Toowoomba, Australia +1 More

The Doctor of Education is both theoretically and conceptually stimulating, giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to complete a research degree focusing on areas of ... +

The Doctor of Education is both theoretically and conceptually stimulating, giving experienced practitioners the opportunity to complete a research degree focusing on areas of special interest and expertise. -
PhD
Part-time
6 years
English
Online
 
Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana (FUNIBER)
Barcelona, Spain

The doctoral program in education allows subjects to be studied and do the doctoral research work within one of the lines of research offered following a program of studies ta ... +

The doctoral program in education allows subjects to be studied and do the doctoral research work within one of the lines of research offered following a program of studies tailored to the distance modality. -
PhD
Full-time
Spanish
Sep 2022
Online
 
Taylor’s University
Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Education) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires dili ... +

Candidates pursuing the PhD (Education) must develop an independent thinking approach and a unique expertise in their own research interest. Independent research requires diligent and thorough investigation into a topic with the aim of formulating new and original ideas, findings and theories. -
PhD
English
Campus
 
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area)is designed for students who have well-articulated research goals which ca ... +

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Programs in Individualized Interdisciplinary Program (Research Area)is designed for students who have well-articulated research goals which cannot be reached through established research postgraduate programs. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Campus
 
Florida Christian University
Orlando, USA

The doctorate in education recipients are armed with the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful changes in today’s schools and classrooms. The program will introduce student ... +

The doctorate in education recipients are armed with the skills and knowledge to enact meaningful changes in today’s schools and classrooms. The program will introduce students to the most popular theories and philosophies guiding today’s education system while examining ways to solve current problems using established best-practice strategies and resources. -
PhD
Full-time
Portuguese (Brazil)
Campus
 
Africa International University
Nairobi, Kenya

This is a research-based, highly individualized course of study in a specialized area of education. It prepares candidates at the highest level as leaders and managers in high ... +

This is a research-based, highly individualized course of study in a specialized area of education. It prepares candidates at the highest level as leaders and managers in higher learning institutions. These would be informed by theory and practice of current knowledge and research in four main areas of concentration that address: teaching, curriculum designs, administration and management of educational programs, child development and family studies, and general Christian education studies for church and parachurch educators. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Mind Development Academy
Cape Town, South Africa

The Doctor of Educational Administration is designed to prepare experienced practitioners for senior administrative and policy-making positions, and pursue careers in policy, ... +

The Doctor of Educational Administration is designed to prepare experienced practitioners for senior administrative and policy-making positions, and pursue careers in policy, university or college teaching, and research. The students are able to specialize in the areas of administration and policy analysis in higher education, student development and student affairs, international and comparative higher education, historical and philosophical foundations of higher education, finance and economics of higher education, and organizational culture and change. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Institute for Humane Education
Surry, USA

Through a transdisciplinary curriculum that includes shared seminars in a diverse learning community and individualized work within the humane education specialization that li ... +

Through a transdisciplinary curriculum that includes shared seminars in a diverse learning community and individualized work within the humane education specialization that links human rights, animal protection, environmental ethics, and change-making, you will be able to develop doctoral research skills to pursue solutions to local and global problems. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
Oklahoma State University College of Human Sciences
Stillwater, USA

This program prepares students for the proper use and application of advanced statistics and evaluation procedures, specifically applied in the social and behavioral disciplin ... +

This program prepares students for the proper use and application of advanced statistics and evaluation procedures, specifically applied in the social and behavioral disciplines of education, psychology, counseling and other related fields. Our graduates are prepared for educational research and evaluation positions in schools, government agencies, private corporations and foundations, colleges and universities, research institutions and national testing centers. -
PhD
English
Campus