Doctor of Philosophy

University at Albany

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    Plus Program
  • Delivery Mode
    100% Online
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  • Degree Level
    Doctor of Philosophy
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Earn your doctorate degree online

You will earn the same diploma as our on-campus students

The Ph.D. program prepares individuals for research and teaching positions in locations such as universities, colleges, community colleges, research positions, policy centers, state education departments, and P-12 school districts. Coursework involves core courses on broad and specific aspects of literacy theory, research, practice, and policy. These courses include a focus on areas such as literacy acquisition, development, curriculum, instruction, assessment, community involvement, critical literacies, theoretical perspectives, and teacher education. Students also complete a sequence of research courses to understand and implement research. 

What's a doctorate degree?
A doctorate degree usually takes four or more years to complete, unless you already have a master's degree. Doctorate degrees are very specific to a particular area of study.

How do I enroll?

Follow these steps to start your application

  1. Go to the online application
  2. Create an account
  3. Complete the forms or save for later
  4. Pay the application fee (if applicable)
  5. Submit any supplemental materials, if required
  6. Send in your academic records

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