The Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies will prepare educators from a variety of community organizations (P-12 schools, higher education, and other community contexts) to engage in effective research and practice of teaching and learning. The program consists of two primary strands, one that concentrates on developing educators for P-12 learners, and a second that prepares educators for post-secondary learners.

What You Will Learn

You will engage in a theoretically rigorous program grounded in best practices and directly linked to the University’s strategic initiatives. A key underlying emphasis of the program will be a focus on poverty and its specific impact on urban, as well as suburban and rural communities.


As a graduate of the Ph.D. program, you are prepared and credentialed to become a university faculty member, higher education administrator, or research scientist. You will be empowered to excel in various leadership roles.

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