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

Education Policy Studies

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

Specialization in Philosophy of Education

What do we teach, how do we teach, and why?

These questions have their roots in the philosophy of education and have important implications for future classroom practice and policy.

Explore these ideas and delve into current educational practice and policy. In addition to education coursework, students are encouraged to include relevant classes from outside disciplines, including philosophy, religious studies, history, and philosophy of science.

  • 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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Graduates typically attain professional roles in university teaching and research, but you may also pursue a career in development and consulting for governmental and private-sector organizations.