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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Curriculum Studies

Summary of Requirements

I. Curriculum Studies and C&I Core – 17 credits

Required 11 credits:

  • EDCI 58000 Foundations of Curriculum
  • EDCI 58500 Multicultural Education
  • EDCI 62800 EDCI Doctoral Seminar (two semsters)
  • EDCI 68200 Contemporary Curriculum Theory

An additional 3 credits of Humanities or Social Sciences taken outside of C&I, determined in conjunction with advisor.

An additional 3 credits in Curriculum:

  • EDCI 59000 Individual Reserach Problems (curriculum focus)
  • EDCI 68400 Seminar in Curriculum Studies (may be repeated for credit)

II. Curriculum Studies Elective Focus Area – 15 credits

III. Educational Research Courses

The candidate must complete the following research methodology courses before embarking on their thesis project.

  • EDPS 53300 Introduction to Research in Education
  • EDCI 61500 Qualitative Research I
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Advanced Elective (qualitative or quantitative methods)
  • EDPS 63000 Research Seminar OR approved Curriculum Studies substitute