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Learning Design & Leadership

Doctor of Philosophy

Learning Design & Leadership

Learning Design & Leadership (LDL) provides educators and training/learning development professionals the opportunity to learn how to create more engaging learning environments by integrating new media technologies. Students in this program will earn a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Learning Design and Leadership.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Required PHD course

4 hours

4 Required Courses

16 hours

2 Electives from outside the LDL program area

8 hours

Search courses.illinois.edu for a list of available courses. Courses chosen in consultation with your advisor.

Research Methodology Coursework

16 - 20 hours

ERAM 550: Methods of Educational Inquiry, plus at least 12 additional hours, to be selected with advisor

Please consult the College of Education Graduate Handbook for specific courses.  

Dissertation Proposal Preparation

4 hours

Thesis Research

4 - 16 hours

Program Cost 

To determine program cost, use the Cost Calculator.  Please note that online students should reference the tuition cost only, there are no additional fees for online. 

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