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The College of Education offers three doctoral degrees: PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, PhD in Education (with options), EdD in Education (with options).
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 admissions requirements.
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.
There are 4 options available for the PhD in Curriculum & Instruction.
For general program requirements and admissions, please click on the link below:
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:
The EdD degree requirements were revised in Fall 2013, with additional changes made and approved in Spring 2015. Changes to the program included the opportunity for students to complete applied projects in lieu of dissertations and to have a three-member faculty committee. Refer to Program Contacts for more information including admissions and specific program requirements.
Application deadline: Some programs have a specific deadline for accepting applications such as January 15 for fall enrollment. Other programs have revolving deadlines. Please check with your prospective program to verify the application deadline.
The application process is completed entirely online. Through this system, you will select your prospective program and upload required documents (letter of interest, CV, transcripts, etc.). Please note that there is a $50 application fee.
In order for your application to be complete, you must submit the following items (note that some programs may also require a writing sample):
Please refer to individual department websites for details regarding funding opportunities.