Doctoral Degrees

The School of Education offers graduate study leading to the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Counselor Education and Supervision and both the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degrees in Education.

Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD)

Academic preparation and professional experiences for the doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision are designed to prepare students to become knowledgeable counselor educators, formidable leaders and advocates, competent researchers, and/or advanced counselors and supervisors in a variety of settings. More specifically, the doctoral program prepares students to be competent in five areas: counseling, supervision, teaching, research and scholarship, and leadership and advocacy.

More information on the doctoral degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling can be found here.

Education (EdD and PhD)

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. Program specializations are available in Institutional Analysis and Occupational & Adult Education.

More information on the doctoral degrees in Education can be found here.

Adult & Community Education

The Adult & Community Education curriculum was designed to provide the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for understanding the nature, function, and scope of adult learning both inside and outside of formal educational settings. This option area focuses on preparing individuals to engage in lifelong learning, working with adults of all ages and in all settings including the workplace, military training and education, universities, adult literacy programs, adult basic education, community education, libraries, museums, and social service agencies.

More information on the Adult & Community Education emphasis in Education can be found here.

Institutional Effectiveness

The Institutional Effectiveness curriculum was designed to provide the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for understanding institutional performance both inside and outside of formal education settings. This option area focuses on the role of assessment, evaluation, and other research and analysis techniques in supporting institutional planning, policy formation, and decision-making. The Institutional Effectiveness option at NDSU was the first program in the nation with this focus at the doctoral level.

More information on the Institutional Effectiveness emphasis in Education can be found here.

Organizational Learning & Leadership

The Adult & Community Education curriculum was designed to provide the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary for understanding the nature, function, and scope of adult learning both inside and outside of formal educational settings. This option area focuses on preparing individuals to engage in lifelong learning, working with adults of all ages and in all settings including the workplace, military training and education, universities, adult literacy programs, adult basic education, community education, libraries, museums, and social service agencies.

More information on the Adult & Community Education emphasis in Education can be found here. here.

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