PhD in Education

Typical Length 5 years

Delivery Campus-Based

40

Credits

*Applications closed until October 2022. 

The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) is a college-wide degree awarded for distinguished academic preparation for professional practice in the field of education. The program includes a variety of tracks including Curriculum and Instruction.

The Curriculum and Instruction track develops educational leaders in curriculum development, teaching, curriculum evaluation, and/or teacher education and professional development. The program varies in the number of credit hours required, depending upon the candidate’s qualifications, and includes courses required for all doctoral students enrolled in the College of Education; courses in an area of specialization, such as issues and trends in curriculum, teaching and learning, curriculum and program evaluation, and research on teacher education and professional development; breadth courses; a field project or an internship in college teaching; and the dissertation.

Common Careers

University or college professors, educational researchers, and/or educational leaders in curriculum development, teaching, curriculum evaluation, and/or teacher education and professional development.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have graduated, or will graduate, from a UHM recognized, accredited, master’s degree program prior to beginning the PhD, Education: Curriculum & Instruction program.

A transcript from each post-secondary institution attended.

A written statement of objectives as part of your application.

Your resume or CV.

A sample of scholarly writing as part of your application.

Three (3) letters of recommendation

Applicants who are not native English speakers may need to take the TOEFL or IELTS (Academic) tests. For more information view the Graduate Division website.

International students are required to submit a copy of their Identification documents (i.e. Passport or Identification Card)

International applicants need to show proof of sufficient funding to cover all educational and living expenses


How to Apply
Application Deadlines
Starting Semester General Admission International Students Admission
Fall *Applications closed until October 2022. Due date Feb 1, 2023. *
Spring N/A N/A

* International students, in light of changing US entry visa and policies due to COVID-19, please contact Graduate Division at gradss@hawaii.edu to discuss admissions.


How to Apply
Tuition & Funding

For the most current information, always refer to the Graduate Division website, UHM regular Tuition & Fees or UHM Outreach College Tuition & Fees.

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Delivery & Format

Most CS programs offer on-campus, evening classes that are currently held from 4:30-7:00p.m. Many CS programs also offer hybrid courses (both online & evening). See the UH Mānoa Catalog for details.

Coursework

The PhD in Education Program, Curriculum & Instruction Track requires a minimum of 40 credit hours. Each course is generally 3 credits.

  • College Inquiry Core (9 credits)
  • Curriculum and Instruction Advanced Research Methods (3 credits)
  • Curriculum and Instruction Core Courses (9 credits)
  • Emphasis Area (9-15 credits)
  • Breadth or Electives (6-12 credits)
  • Field Study or Teaching Internship (3 credits)
  • Dissertation (1 credit, variable)

Please view the PhD Handbook to read the Guidelines for the PhD in Education Program, Curriculum and Instruction Track.

Faculty & Advising

Our faculty and staff will provide you with guidance and resources to support your success from beginning to end. You will receive a dedicated faculty advisor to partner with you on your journey.

Program Coordinator

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Eomailani Kukahiko

Specialist

(808) 956-8918