Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Specialization in Curriculum Studies (Social Studies)

Social Studies Education

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

Specialization in Curriculum Studies (Social Studies)

The Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies (Social Studies track) 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.

  • Application Deadline
    DomesticInternational
    FallJan 15Jan 15
    SpringSep 15Sep 15
    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
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