Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education – Specialization in Education Policy Studies
Help shape the future of education.
What can we do to boost school access and graduation rates to address racial and other inequities, and how can we balance school choice with the benefits of public education?
How do we best evaluate student and teacher performance, and how do we reform schools to improve such performance?
How can education law best be used to advance social justice and balance freedom of speech with the instructional mission of public schools?
How can schools best accommodate cultural differences and help shape the global, democratic citizens of the future?
These are just a few of the questions and challenges that education policymakers face in the 21st century.
In this Ph.D. program, you will learn how to research a range of educational problems and challenges, with a focus on justice and equality of opportunity, from kindergarten through graduate school, and from the United States to Indonesia.
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Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
Resume (required from international students only)
Two letters of recommendation
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)