Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Science Education
Build upon your passion for science while developing the knowledge and skills to effectively engage others in the learning and doing of science across a variety of contexts.
Through our program you’ll engage in critical study of learning and teaching across all science disciplines. You’ll have the opportunity to participate in research projects and teaching experiences aimed at improving science learning for all ages and across a range of settings.
Graduates from our programs have found rewarding careers in science education within K-12 educational settings, higher education as well as informal/free-choice science contexts.
At the completion of your coursework and before you begin your dissertation, you will need to pass a qualifying exam, in the form of portfolio of work and an oral examination.
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.
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 are eligible for a reduced application fee of $35. Learn more »
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 out of 4.00
Completed online application that includes:
Personal statement (1000 words max)
Write about your reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. in science education, why you selected Indiana University for this pursuit, and the impact this will have on your career trajectory.
Resume (required from international students only)
Two letters of recommendation
GRE scores (for alternative options to submitting GRE scores, contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)