PhD - International Education

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Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a specialization International Education is designed to explore global trends, influences, and issues in education. You can find out more about the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a specialization International Education here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

In the online Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a specialization International Education at Northcentral University, you'll have the opportunity to examine the relationship between culture and education, theories of comparative education, and cross-cultural efforts being made to effect positive change in global education. You'll also have the chance to learn about international organizations in global education, institutions involved with global educational development, and different educational systems from around the world, including their cultural and historical foundations. Additional topics include theories of conflict resolution in an international context and ethical issues in global education, including international school reform and educational inequality.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You should have already earned a master's degree from an accredited institution before applying to the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a specialization International Education. You may also have a professional background working in domestic or international schools or educational organizations.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete at least 60 credits to earn Northcentral University's Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a specialization International Education. The program includes six foundation credits, six statistical credits, 15 research credits, 18 specialization credits, three doctoral comprehensive exam credits, and 12 dissertation credits.

Courses for a Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a specialization International Education

Course NumberCourse Title
Required Foundation Courses
EDU 8000-8 Foundations for Doctoral Study in Education
EDU 8001-8 Advanced Scholarly Writing
Required Research Courses
EDU 8002-8 Educational Research Methodology
EDU 8202-8 Research Design
EDU 8005-8 Qualitative Research Design
EDU 8007-8 Quantitative Methods
EDU 8207-8 Planning Dissertation Research in Education
Required Statistics Courses
EDU 8003-8 Statistics I
EDU 8006-8 Statistics II
Specialization Courses
Select six courses from the following:
IE 7001-8 Introduction to Global and Comparative Education
IE 7003-8 Culture, Society, and Education in Comparative Perspective
IE 7005-8 International Organizations in Global Education
IE 7009-8 Conflict Resolution in an International Context
IE 7013-8 Globalization and Educational Change
IE 7007-8 International Education Leadership
IE 7017-8 International Education Concepts and Theory
IE 7021-8 Global Perspective on Ethical Issues
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
CMP 9500E Doctoral Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Courses
DIS 9501E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9502E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9503E PhD Doctoral Dissertation
DIS 9504E PhD Doctoral Dissertation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Opportunities in the global education field could be sought in the United States and around the world. After completing the Doctor of Philosophy in Education program with a specialization International Education, you could be able to seek leadership roles in colleges and universities, international education agencies, national and international research organizations, and non-profit organizations.

As a graduate of the program, you could pursue positions such as:

  • Student Services Coordinator
  • Educational Consultant
  • Postsecondary Professor
  • Academic Researcher
  • Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization