NDSU’s doctoral programs in education prepare scholars who will advance education research and practice and maintain the integrity and vitality of the profession. Our graduates will be stewards of the discipline, individuals entrusted with preserving, creating, and applying knowledge in education and with communicating educational knowledge to others. North Dakota State University offers both the Ed.D. and Ph.D. degrees in Education, both with an emphasis in Adult and Community Education, Institutional Effectiveness and Organizational Learning and Leadership.
The Education Doctoral Programs were selected as a member of the second wave of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate (CPED) and have been a participating partner since August, 2011. CPED is an inter-institutional discussion about reclaiming the Education Doctorate, or the Ed.D. As a member of the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, we believe that: “The professional doctorate in education prepares educators for the application of appropriate and specific practices, the generation of new knowledge, and for the stewardship of the profession.”