Doctoral Degrees in Education

Effect Change in Educational Systems

Cutting-edge instruction and resources can help you excel in your career. Our online PhD, EdD, and EdS 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. 

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Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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Why Choose Capella?

Whether you want to pursue a leadership role or research and explore ways to improve educational systems, Capella has online education doctoral programs that can help you make a lasting impact on students and systems.

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. 

Relevant blog posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

Quick Guide to EdS, EdD, and PhD Degrees

Compare advanced degree options for K–12 educators, including Doctor of Education and Education Specialist degrees.

Quick Guide to Advanced Degrees for Careers in Higher Ed

Compare advanced degree and certificate program options for higher education administrators and professionals.

Doctor of Education: Exploring the Possibilities

Explore 8 EdD possibilities that can help you transform your skills in education leadership.

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