Educational Studies, Ph.D.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, applicants must submit a resume or curriculum vitae and a personal statement (see departmental website for details).

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 60-72 credit hours

Cultural Foundations Concentration

Educational Foundations (18 credits)
ELC 705Foundations of Critical Theory3
ELC 706History of Education in the United States3
ELC 707Philosophies in Education3
ELC 708Educational Sociology: Race, Class, and Gender Power Dynamics3
ELC 709Introduction to Critical Pedagogy3
Select one additional course (3 credits) *3
Curriculum and Teaching (15 credits)
Select 15 credits of courses that encourage a broad, critical understanding of school, pedagogy, and society15
Research and Methods of Inquiry (15 credits)
Select 15 credits of research courses **15
Dissertation (12-24 credits)
ELC 799Dissertation12-24
Total Credit Hours60-72

In consultation with advisor.


In consultation with advisor. These courses can be tailored to the student's particular research and methodological interests.