University of Pittsburgh School of Education

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Doctoral Degree Programs

The School of Education is making an impact on leaders within educational institutions and settings as well as those conducting research about education through our Doctor of Education (EdD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees.

In just three years of part-time study, you can earn an EdD degree from a nationally ranked institution while maintaining a work, life, and school balance. The cohort-based doctorate leads to a more practice-oriented career while accommodating the needs of working professionals through clear timelines and a hybrid course delivery model. Students enter the program with a master’s degree in a related field and significant work experience, which supplements the program’s dynamic curriculum. Get in touch to find out more information now.

Our PhD is a full-time program and focuses on research-based careers. Students will participate in research apprenticeships, assist their faculty advisors in activities such as conceptualizing research projects, collecting and analyzing data, and writing for grants as well as publication in peer-reviewed journals. Many training experiences occur during the day, such as required courses, brown bag and colloquia meetings, research meetings with advisors and project teams, and collecting and analyzing research, making it possible only as a full-time degree.

Still wondering which program is right for you? Determine which degree is best suited to your academic background, professional experiences, and career goals.

Doctor of Education:

Check out our EdD videos, which provide a comprehensive view of the doctoral programs available. Discover why we created the new EdD program, how our programs allow for a work/life balance, the importance of a cohort model, and the benefits of studying with students in other disciplines. Also, if you're trying to choose which doctoral path is the right one, you can also compare with our PhD program. And if you'll be joining us from outside of Pittsburgh, we have a video to give you a better sense of the city and our campus.

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