Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Curriculum Studies

Curriculum Studies

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization in Curriculum Studies

Prepare for a career as a university or college educator or researcher.

This flexible 90 credit-hour degree program is designed for students who want to become teacher educators and conduct research on issues related to early childhood education, diversity and social justice, teacher education, civic participation, history education, and other areas. Under the guidance of your chosen faculty mentor, you’ll explore topics of your interest as you pursue research and coursework. 

You’ll also pursue a 12-credit hour minor in either another School of Education discipline or from outside programs such as cultural studies, anthropology, literature, environmental and public affairs, or business.

  • Application Deadline
    FallJan 15Jan 15
    SpringSep 15Sep 15
  • Admissions Requirements
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    • Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    • Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal Statement
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • GRE Scores:
        • Required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • Resume:
        • Not required for domestic students
        • Required for international students
      • TOEFL score from last two years*

      *International students only

    Learn more about specific admissions requirements

  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards that are available to graduate students.
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    • Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.
    • Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit the Center for Veteran and Military Students to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

This program examines relationships between curriculum and society, particularly around topics of diversity, social equality, and civic participation.

Graduates are prepared to make original contributions to academic knowledge and enhance the world of practice, through experiences in critically analyzing curriculum and society, conducting original research, and preparing future teachers, both in the United States and internationally.