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Doctoral Degrees in Education

The UMass Lowell College of Education doctoral degrees prepare professional leaders to identify challenges and reinvent education for the next generation.

Which Program Is Right for You?

Graduates of the Ph.D. in Education pursue positions as faculty members in higher education or policy and research roles in the public or private sector. The degree is designed for the development of competencies in educational scholarship and research. The Ph.D. requires a minimum of 60 credits beyond the master’s degree. Ph.D. Education candidates choose one of two options:  
  • James Nehring talks about what makes the Ph.D. program at the UMass Lowell College of Education different.