Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization on Science Education

Science Education

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.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallJan 15Jan 15
    SpringN/AN/A
    SummerN/AN/A
    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

  • Financial Aid
    • Learn about a variety of fellowships and travel awards 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.

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.