Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education – Specialization in Education Policy Studies

Education Policy Studies

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.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallDec 1Dec 1
    SpringNov 1Sep 1
    SummerMar 1Dec 1
    Fee$60$65
  • 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

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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.