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Doctoral Degrees in Education

Experienced educators who are looking to obtain leadership positions within k-12 education or transition into academic reseach and teaching positions in higher education can gain the credentials and experience they need in the education doctoral programs at the University of Wyoming. As a UW doctoral student you will work closely with faculty to pursue your unique interests and acquire deep knowledge in your field.

What is the difference between an Ed.D and Ph.D in Education?
A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is a terminal degree that best positions an educator who wishes to pursue a career as a professor or researcher in higher education. Candidates focus on conducting original theoretical research to add unique findings to advance the body of knowledge in their field.

A Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) is an applied, or professional doctorate that allows experienced individuals to advance in their careers to become leaders in their districts or other organizations. Students in these programs wish to apply their knowledge to solve complex issues affecting their place of work.


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