PhD studies in Education (Social Sciences) started in 1993. In the period of 1993 – 2014, 47 doctors of science were trained. Since 2011, LSU conducts joint doctoral studies in Education with the Lithuanian University of Educational Studies, Kaunas University of Technology and Šiauliai University.
Doctoral students in Education conduct research, covering the following areas: Physical education, motor learning, sport/ Pedagogy and didactics/ Teacher training/ Research methods/ Social welfare and support for disabled people.
The duration of doctoral studies is 4 years.