Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Curriculum Studies (Elementary Education)

Elementary Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization in Curriculum Studies

Elementary Education Focus

If your goal is to focus on research in elementary education, the Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies prepares you to teach at the university or college level.

This 90-credit hour program prepares you to conduct original research on elementary education, including how to assess student performance, curriculum development, and the use of technology in elementary school classrooms.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    Spring Sep 15
    International students are encouraged to apply early to allow extra time for their materials to arrive.
  • Admissions Requirements

    In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Graduate Studies Office will accept unofficial transcripts and self-reported test scores for admission reviews. Any admission made with these documents would be conditioned on receipt of official documents, which should be provided as soon as possible.

    1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
    2. Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
    3. Completed online application that includes:
      • Transcripts
      • Personal statement
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

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  • Program Requirements
  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships that are available to graduate students.
    • Visit Student Central for information about financial assistance.
    • 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.

Master’s course work more than five years old may not always be applied to the degree, so check with your academic advisor about whether previous course work may apply toward the degree requirements below.

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