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Doctorate in Education

Become a researcher who creates relevant knowledge in the various fields of education.


In the Doctorate in Education (DEDU) you will be trained as a researcher who is capable of generating relevant knowledge that responds to the social needs in the educational field. You will be able to fulfill duties as a specialized advisor and consultant, acting as an agent of change in the field of educational sciences. 

The doctoral program focuses on a humanistic education, centered on a comprehensive approach to the person and to the community, visualizing education as an engine of economic, human, social, and technological growth. All lines of research developed will be supported by these pillars. 

Call for Entries - Fall 202(Spanish)

Guidelines for writing the Research Protocol (Spanish)

Quick Facts
2.5 years

The Doctorate program has a duration of 2.5 years

21 research lines

21 research lines are available to develop in the Doctorate


The aim of the Doctorate in Education program is to train and educate researchers who are capable of creating relevant knowledge in the various fields of education while at the same time responding to the needs of society. 

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Admission Profile

In order to pursue the Doctorate in Education, you should… 

  • Be knowledgeable in the theoretical foundations of education. 
  • Have previously developed knowledge of research since you will have to submit a preliminary project to be admitted into the program. 
  • Be acquainted with scientific methodology. 
  • Know how to do research and look up bibliographic references. 
  • Use statistical packages relevant to research. 
  • Have a command of the English language. 

Graduate Profile

Upon completion of this doctoral program, you will have developed the following knowledge: 

  • Assessment of contemporary theories in your lines of research. 
  • A command of your areas of specialization. 
  • Application of advanced quantitative and qualitative methods of research. 
  • A command of reasoning and interpreting for research. 
  • Application of multi-disciplinary knowledge oriented to the scientific research of educational and humanistic topics. 

Upon completion of this doctoral program, you will have developed the following skills:

  • A command of the different research methodologies.
  • Analyzing educational and humanistic phenomena. 
  • Advising on issues related to your lines of research. 
  • Applying knowledge through your research, as well as having an impact on social transformations as an opinion leader. 
  • Solving practical problems through research. 
  • Developing research with scientific rigor and a disciplinary and transdisciplinary profile. 
  • Academic leadership. 
  • Ability to provide specialized advice and consultancy. 
  • Teaching in undergraduate and graduate-level programs. 

Upon completion of this doctoral program, you will have developed the following attitudes:

  • Leadership.
  • Critical ability regarding the regulation in place for the generation of alternative proposals in the different fields of education.
  • Collaboration and results-orientation. 
  • Ethics and professionalism. 
  • Social responsibility. 
  • Autonomous learning to continue your training and education in the cognitive skills and the relevant knowledge applied to your scientific and professional activities. 

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Consult the courses that you will take in the Doctorate in Education

First semester
Course Credits

Fundamentals of Research in Education and the Humanities 

Quantitative Research 6
​Qualitative Research  6


Second semester
Course Credits

Seminar I

Research Proposal I 6
Advanced Research 6


Third semester
Course Credits
Publication Seminar 3
Seminar II 6
Research Proposal II 6


Fourth semester
Course Credits
Seminar III 6
Research Proposal III 6
Fifth semester
Course Credits
Seminar IV 6
Research Proposal IV 6



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