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.

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.

  • Application Deadlines
    Starting SemesterDeadline
    Fall Jan 15
    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:
      • Transcripts
      • 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

    ResidencyTuition*
    IN Resident$444.27
    Non-resident$1515.17

    *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 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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Our Faculty

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Professor and Associate Dean for Research and Development

Email:
gabuck@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8171
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Professor; Martha Lea and Bill Armstrong Chair for Teacher Education

Research Areas:
STEM Education, Making in education
Email:
amaltese@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8059
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Associate Professor; Acting Associate Dean of Graduate Studies (GSO)

Email:
mparkrog@indiana.edu
Phone:
(812) 856-8168

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