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

History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education

Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education

Specialization in History of Education

Explore the history of education in the U.S. and the external forces that have shaped education policy since the nation’s founding while conducting research at the elementary, secondary and higher education levels.

Designed to be both comprehensive and individualized, you’ll have the opportunity to complete supplementary course work in several programs around IU, including:

Students are encouraged to contact the program faculty before applying for admission.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Dec 1
    Spring Nov 1
    Summer Mar 1
    December 1 is the priority funding deadline for the Dean’s Fellowship and University Graduate School diversity fellowships
    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
      • GRE scores
      • Resume (international students only)
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • 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.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Why earn your doctorate at the IU School of Education? Ph.D. or Ed.D.—which is right for you? Get answers to these questions and more.

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Research Areas:
History of Education, Black Education, Desegregation, Activism, Educational Policy, School Reform
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