Academic Catalog


Doctor of Philosophy Education with a Concentration in Workforce and Organizational Development (PhD)

Mickey Kosloski, Graduate Program Director

The PhD in Education, Workforce and Organizational Development concentration has three area of focus:

  • career and technical education
  • human resources training
  • technology education.

The PhD is delivered on campus and through the University’s distance learning system. All students must be on the Norfolk campus for two, two-week summer Institute sessions. The focus of the degree is to prepare post-secondary workforce development faculty, directors/supervisors of career and technical education, and directors of training departments in business, industry, and government.

The curriculum associated with Old Dominion University’s PhD in Education, occupational and technical studies concentration is intended to accomplish the following learning outcomes:

  • Individuals will apply knowledge, skills, behaviors, and dispositions in today's complex educational and business environments.
  • Every individual who completes this doctoral program will develop competencies for understanding and using research methods and statistics to make data-based driven decisions.
  • The Workforce and Organizational Development concentration offers courses that enable graduates to know and apply their knowledge in today’s complex educational, business, or industry environments and emerge as leaders in their chosen careers.

Note for students concerning the Doctor of Philosophy in Education - Workforce and Organizational Development concentration:  This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification or school leadership licensure. This program is available on-campus and online.