Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Education 

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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 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)