The School of Education doctoral degree programs prepare professional leaders to identify challenges and reinvent education for the next generation.

Which Program Is Right for You?

The UMass Lowell School of Education offers two doctoral programs. Each program offers two options.  

The Ed.D. program is intended for PK-12 practitioners and is designed to enhance a candidate's skills both as a researcher and as an instructional leader of PK-12 programs. Choose from two options:

The Ph.D. program prepares candidates to pursue positions as faculty members in higher education or policy and research roles in the public or private sector. The doctoral degrees are designed for the development of competency in educational scholarship and research. Choose from two options:

  • Learn what makes the Ph.D. program at the UMass Lowell College of Education different.