This cross-departmental Ph.D. program in Education is offered collaboratively by the Departments of Curriculum Studies, Educational Foundations, and Educational Psychology and Special Education.

For more information on this field of study, see the College of Education website.

Admission Requirements

  • Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English.
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.) or equivalent from a recognized college or university
  • a cumulative weighted average of at least a 75% (U of S grade system equivalent) in the last two years of study (e.g. 60 credit units)

For more information on language proficiency requirements, see the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Academic Policies.

Degree Requirements

Students must maintain continuous registration in the 996 course.

  • GPS 960.0
  • GPS 961.0, if research involves human subjects
  • GPS 962.0, if research involves animal subjects

15 credit units including the following:

  • 9 required credit units in Educational Research generally selected from existing advanced ERES courses in the College of Education such as:
    • ERES 841
    • ERES 845
    • ERES 810
    • ERES 820
    • Other research classes, approved by the student’s supervisor and advisory committee are also permissible.
  • 6 credit units of electives approved by the student’s supervisor and advisory committee.
  • ERES 990.0
  • ERES 996.0
  • Additional classes may be taken if recommended or approved by the student’s supervisor and advisory committee.
  • doctoral candidacy assessment
  • dissertation defense