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PhD in Education - Adult Education

Regent University's Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Adult Education degree program is designed to prepare students for advanced leadership positions in adult education. More details on this online program are available here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Adult Education

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Ph.D. in Education - Adult Education program at Regent University may benefit from have advanced analytical and research skills as well as previous experience or knowledge of education. In addition, prospective students will need both a bachelor's and a master's degree. All applicants to Regent University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have other requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Adult Education program aims to produce graduates who are capable of leading results-based adult education programs. Students have the chance to study theories of learning, develop skills in curriculum design, and hone analytical research abilities through problem-based assignments. The curriculum in this program covers vital areas of education, from advanced human learning to data analysis and strategic planning. All of the coursework is presented from a Christian worldview.

Learning Format:

Online (with required residencies)

Program Length:

75+ credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Education - Adult Education:

The 75 credit hours required to graduate from the Ph.D. in Education - Adult Education program include 24-26 credits of concentration courses, 15 credits from a dissertation, and 9 credits of research courses. Students also need to attend multiple residencies over the course of the program, which account for 6 credits. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (75+ credits)

  • Advanced Theory & Practice Of Leadership, Communication & Organizations
  • Qualitative Data Analysis
  • Strategic Planning & Program Evaluation
  • Analysis Of Variance
  • Regression & Correlation
  • Structure & Reliability Analysis
  • The Adult Learner
  • Policy Studies In Adult Education
  • International & Global Issues In Adult Education
  • Supervision & Professional Development
  • Advanced Human Learning & Motivational Development
  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Residency (3 1-week sessions)
  • Christian Worldview For Educators
  • Data-driven Decision Making
  • Educational Statistics
  • Statistics Interpretation
  • Independent Study
  • Issues In Education
  • Dissertation (taken 3 consecutive semesters)
  • Advanced Research Design & Analysis
  • Teaching & Learning: Theory & Research In Adult Development
  • Program Planning For Adult Learners
  • Regent Foundations For Graduate Success

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

With the adult learning, curriculum design, and research focus of the Ph.D. in Education - Adult Education, graduates may be prepared to seek leadership positions in higher education. With these skills, graduates of this program might look at positions such as these:

  • Adult education leader
  • University faculty
  • Continuing education leader

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