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PhD in Education - Global Training & Development

The Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development program is intended to provide learners with a strong knowledge base in training practices that can be applied to a number of education or organizational settings. Read more about this Northcentral University doctoral program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

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Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in this program may be experienced educators, business professionals, or administrators. In order to complete many of the program assignments, applicants should have some experience using such programs as Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in this Northcentral University program have the chance to learn techniques for implementing and assessing instructional or operational programs, which are designed to drive individual or organizational success. In addition, they have the chance to examine leadership theories and practices, including those specific to personnel relations, strategizing, and program evaluation. Participants have the opportunity to examine the importance of electronic learning methods and new technologies in global academic and business organizations. The program is also designed to closely examine organizations that have excelled globally in finding and keeping superior staff and maintaining productivity. Prior to completing the program, students who are employed will have the chance to examine how their own professional organization compares to some of the organizations that they've studied throughout the program.

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Program Length/Total Credits Required:

This program may be completed in 60 semester credit hours. However, up to an additional 15 credit hours will be allowed to complete the dissertation research.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Ph.D. in Education with a Specialization in Global Training and Development:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Doctor of Education Foundation Courses (24 credits)

  • EDU 8000: Foundations for Graduate Study in Education
  • EDU 8001: Advanced Scholarly Writing
  • EDR 8200: Scholarly Literature Review
  • EDR 8203: Research Methods
  • EDR 8201: Statistics I
  • EDR 8202: Statistics II
  • EDR 8204: Advanced Qualitative Design and Measurement
  • EDR 8205: Advanced Quantitative Design and Measurement
  • One additional Specialization or Elective Course

Global Training and Development Specialization Courses (18 credits)

Students select six of the following courses:

  • GTD 7000: Human Performance: Paradigms and Possibilities
  • GTD 7005: Strategic Links for Successful Global Training
  • GTD 7007: The Role of Technology in the Global Training Marketplace
  • GTD 7011: Best Practices for Training and Presenting to International Audiences
  • GTD 7013: Evaluating Training Programs
  • GTD 7019: Trainer as Consultant in the Global Marketplace
  • ED 7017: Systems Dynamics
  • ED 7030: Development of Organizational Leadership

Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (3 credits)

  • CMP 9700E: Doctoral Comprehensive Assessment: Pre-Candidacy Prospectus

Dissertation Requirements (12 credits)

  • DIS 9901A: Components of the Dissertation
  • DIS 9902A: The Dissertation Proposal
  • DIS 9903A: Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Data Collection
  • DIS 9904A: The Dissertation Manuscript and Defense

Post Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Individuals who earn a Ph.D. in Education with a specialization in Global Training and Development degree could pursue opportunities in academia, undertaking tasks in teaching, scholarly research, theorizing, or administration. Graduates could also work in curriculum development, policy analysis, or program evaluation. Careers could be sought with colleges and universities, corporations, public departments, or nonprofit organizations.

Job titles that graduates of this Northcentral University could pursue might include:

  • Education department faculty member
  • Global training and development consultant
  • Instructional director

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