Doctor of Education in International Education

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 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 27 foundation 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 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:
IE 7001Introduction to Global and Comparative Education
IE 7003Culture, Society, and Education in Comparative Perspective
IE 7005International Organizations in Global Education
IE 7009Education in Conflict and Emergencies
IE 7013Globalization and Educational Change
IE 7007International Education Leadership
IE 7017International Education Concepts and Theory
IE 7021Global Perspectives on Ethical Issues
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

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