One Program, Multiple Tracks
The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD in Education) degree is awarded for distinguished academic preparation in the field of education, and prepares students to be both educational researchers and leaders in professional practice. The PhD in Education is one program, made up of multiple track options. Students select a track within the program and adhere to the requirements of that track. Review our track options below.
PhD in Education students are expected to successfully complete a variety of experiences, which include the COE PhD in Education core courses, specific courses for required by each track, field project or internship, a set of comprehensive and/or final examinations, and a dissertation. The dissertation is based on a selected research problem and is a significant part of the PhD candidate’s experience.
PhD in Education: Track Options
Curriculum & Instruction (opens in a new window)
Educational Administration, Higher Education (opens in a new window)
Educational Administration - K-12 (opens in a new window)
Educational Foundations (opens in a new window)
Global & International (opens in a new window)
Exceptionalities (opens in a new window)
NOTE: In addition to the PhD in Education, the COE also offers three other doctoral programs: EdD in Professional Education Practice, PhD in Learning Design & Technology & PhD in Educational Psychology. Refer to our program directory to view all doctoral options.
PhD in Education Student Profiles
Joakim M. Peter PhD in Special Education Alumnus (opens in a new window)
"… I am always interested in how well special education programs are serving and improving lives of children with disabilities and their parents."
Manca Sustarsic PhD Student in Educational Foundations (Global & International Education) (opens in a new window)
As much as I have been challenged and motivated academically, I have also felt the warmth and support of the faculty and staff, which has made my PhD journey enjoyable.