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

History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education

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.

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.

  • 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. Eligible applicants will automatically be considered for fellowships – no separate application is necessary.
    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.

    Note: If you are currently enrolled or have applied in the past year, you should qualify for an application fee waiver. Click here for criteria and how to obtain the waiver.

    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:
      • Personal statement
      • Resume (required from international students only)
      • Two letters of recommendation
      • GRE scores
      • Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)

    Learn more about how to apply

  • Program Requirements
  • Tuition and Fees

    Per credit hour

    IN Resident$450.93

    *Does not include fees, which will vary depending on the number of credits enrolled. Find more information and calculate your expected costs at Student Central.

  • Funding
    • Learn about the variety of fellowships and assistantships 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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New Doctoral Minor

Interested in studying race and racism within educational contexts? Check out our new interdepartmental Minor in Race and Racism in Education, open to doctoral students from across IU.

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Professor, Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education 2015

Research Areas:
Failure and how we learn from it; moral, civic, and religious education; homeschooling; teacher education
(812) 856-8122
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Associate Professor

Research Areas:
History of education
(812) 856-8358
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Associate Professor of Philosophy of Education

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