Doctoral Degree Programs
The School of Education's doctoral program prepares the next generation of thought leaders and researchers in education. As a Ph.D. student, you can choose to specialize in one of the following areas: Education Policy Analysis and Leadership; Education, Society, and Culture; Educational Psychology; Higher Education Administration and Policy; School Psychology; or Special Education.
As a doctoral student, you'll work alongside faculty devising and conducting cutting-edge research that brings about positive change for students of all ages and abilities. You'll have opportunities to present research, co-author scholarly papers, and explore ideas with some of the most respected leaders in the field of education. Once you graduate with a doctorate, you’ll join a vibrant SOE alumni network, and be prepared to enter a position in educational research, university teaching, local school leadership, or similar area.
The SOE offers six specializations within the Ph.D. in education program. You'll find faculty research interests within the specializations align with the program curriculum. Prospective students should identify the specialization and corresponding faculty member that align with their own research interests and clearly identify them in the statement of purpose essay.