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College of Education

Doctoral Programs

The College of Education offers three doctoral degrees: PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, PhD in Education (with options), EdD in Education (with options).

PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

The Counselor Education Ph.D. program is CACREP accredited. The coursework and other scholarly opportunities prepare professionals for positions as faculty in Counselor Education departments (Higher Education). The program provides personalized, developmentally oriented coursework emphasizing the integration of theory and experiential learning to prepare graduates to meet the unique challenges within the field. Please see the Counselor Education program page for more information, including admission.

PhD in Education and PhD in Curriculum & Instruction

The PhD in Education and the PhD in Curriculum & Instruction prepare graduates to assume tenure track positions at a university and to accept professional responsibilities that focus heavily on teaching and research. Scholarly interests for new students are matched with faculty expertise and research agendas to facilitate mentorship opportunities and to assist in engaging students in academic experiences throughout their programs. Students are required to meet a residency component, providing opportunities for immersion in the college community with a focus on scholarly efforts.

There are 3 options available for the PhD in Education. Please click on the links below find out more about each program:

There are 4 options available for the PhD in Curriculum & Instruction. Please click on the links below find out more about each program:

For general program requirements and admissions, please click on the link below:

EdD in Education

The focus for the college's EdD degree is to prepare working professionals for leadership in their chosen career fields. Decisions about admissions are made at the departmental level, with each program area having greater latitude to tailor the program and the selection process to the varied professional requirements. The four available options are:

See Program Contacts for more information including admissions and program requirements.

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