PhD - Education: Global Training and Development

Does your career goal include becoming a leader in corporate training, educational staff development, or management training consulting? Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program provides you the opportunity to develop the administrative and leadership skills needed to explore these professional areas. Read on for more information about this online doctoral degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program offers study in leadership strategies, training techniques and organizational theories. Topics of discussion in specialization courses include workplace performance and production, learning theories, global training practices, global management techniques, organizational development, and training program evaluation methods. Foundation courses are designed to help you develop research and analytical skills necessary to complete the program's required dissertation. In the dissertation process, you will complete an extensive written and oral research project.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to enrolling in Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program, you should have already earned a master's degree and have some experience in an educational or corporate setting. You might also have an academic background in education, business administration, or management.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You will be required to earn a total of 60 credits to successfully complete the Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program. This credit total reflects 48 credits in program coursework and 12 credits in the dissertation process.

Required Basic Foundation Courses for a Ph.D. in Education with a Specialization in Global Training and Development

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Courses
EDU 8000Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
EDU 8001Advanced Scholarly Writing
EDR 8200Scholarly Literature Review
EDR 8203Research Methods
EDR 8201Statistics I
EDR 8202Statistics II
EDR 8204Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
EDR 8205Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
One additional Specialization or Elective Course
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
GTD 7000 Human Performance: Paradigms and Possibilities
GTD 7005Strategic Links for Successful Global Training
GTD 7007The Role of Technology in the Global Training Marketplace
GTD 7011Best Practices for Training and Presenting to International Audiences
GTD 7013Evaluating Training Programs
GTD 7019Trainer as Consultant in the Global Marketplace
ED 7017 Systems Dynamics
ED 7030Development of Organizational Leadership
Examination Course
CMP 9700E Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9901A Components of the Dissertation
DIS 9902AThe Dissertation Proposal
DIS 9903AInstitutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
DIS 9904AThe Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

You could be prepared to pursue directorial or executive positions in a variety of professional environments after completing Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program. You might oversee the development and implementation of training programs in corporations, colleges or universities, government agencies, military operations, or management consulting firms. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Human Resources Director
  • Corporate Training Director
  • Education Service Specialist
  • Director of Professional Development
  • Training Development Consultant