Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D.)

The doctoral program in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development is a research-intensive program that leads to a Ph.D. in Education. Graduates of the program will be prepared to make significant contributions to research, policy, and practice in their fields of interest. Graduates of our program are prepared for academic and research careers, and our program offers the following:

  • Apprenticeships with top scholars across fields of study in education and human development
  • Career mentoring in the professional work of publishing, teaching, presenting, and grant-writing
  • Courses of study emphasizing strong training in research methodology, with options to tailor courses and experiences to align with individual research interests
  • Opportunities for professional enhancement and experiences collaborating across disciplines and on community-, school-, and agency-based projects (Center on Research in Education, Center on Communities and Education, Research in Mathematics Education, Bush Institute, and Institute for Evidence-Based Education)