Ph.D. Education

It is a 3- years degree program that comprises a year of course work, comprehensive examination, and research thesis. Ph.D. in education is the degree that equips the aspirant with a deep understanding of educational requirements and problems. Such the highest level of understanding makes the degree holder capable of doing deep-rooted research to find the solutions to the prevailing problems. This is what Pakistan's educational system needs, rather every developing country needs such research professionals. The prerequisite for admission to doctorate program is MS/Mphil degree in education with at least 3.00 CGPA. The aspirants may have to clear Graduate Record Examination (GRE) conducted by Education Testing Service. The applicants may have to clear the admission test. So, it is recommended to check the admission criteria of the university you have applied for.

Core Courses

  • Educational Leadership
  • Issues & Challenges in Education & Development
  • Advanced Quantitative & Qualitative Methods in Educational Research
  • Education Measurement & Evaluation
  • Comparative Perspective of Education
  • Philosophy of Education

Eligibility Criteria

  • MS/Mphil in education or relevant field with 3.0CGPA.
  • Passing marks in the entrance exam.


Ph.D. in Education is the highest degree that equips the degree holder with professional research skills to evaluate the prevailing issues and find the solution accordingly. The doctorate holders are considered as the asset for their related fields because they support the system to evolve and improve. It is a long journey to achieve the degree though. However, the scope of the Ph.D. education is quite high in the faculty and education development departments of the government and private universities. The universities prefer to employ Doctorate holders to strengthen their faculty. These degree holders can impart good training to the future educationist. The government education department, which deals with education planning and curriculum development, has quite a good scope for doctorate holders. They may get attractive packages in these government jobs. In the private sector, many companies are compiling syllabus textbooks for private schools. These companies have attractive offers for Doctorate holders who can do syllabus planning professionally. The Ph.D. degree holders are highly required in the education faculty and research fields.

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