The doctor of philosophy (PhD) in education degree program is designed to create opportunities for cross-disciplinary research by concentrating on critical national and global problems in which education and human development play a significant role. To adequately address issues, scholars require both a strong foundation in education as well as theoretical and disciplinary grounding in multiple disciplines. The PhD program is distinguished by four characteristics: candidates apply to a cross-disciplinary research concentration that is focused on a critical problem related to education and human development; approaches to the research problems require a cross-disciplinary lens; students engage in individual and collaborative research throughout their program; and candidates aspire to careers in which the production of research is paramount.
Students choose one of the following concentrations to pursue as part of the PhD degree requirements:
- Comparative and international education concentration
- Curriculum and instruction concentration
- Education and inequality concentration
- Education policy concentration
- Human–technology collaboration
- Human and organizational learning concentration
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