Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (Social Studies Focus)
This program is designed for students who wish to work as professors who will prepare social studies teachers or to work as part of government agencies or nonprofit organizations focusing on social studies.
As a student you'll work closely with faculty to become familiar with scholarship in the field, to undertake mentored and independent research projects, and to become part of the wider community of scholars.
The program emphasizes areas such as preparation for democratic civic participation; history teaching and learning; gender, diversity, and equity in social education; and teacher education.
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:
Resume (required from international students only)
Two letters of recommendation
Minimum 79 TOEFL score or minimum 6.5 IELTS score (international students only)