Ph.D. Program Details
The program’s curriculum reflects the needs and aspirations of each student, and prepares researchers, teachers and educational leaders for a variety of positions. Students will specify an area of interest in which classes and research work will be completed and in which he/she expects to become a scholar. This area of focus requires at least 36 graduate credit hours completed at the University of Kansas, exclusive of dissertation credit hours and research skill requirements. The doctoral student, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, will construct a doctoral program plan of coursework and research opportunities.
Please note, this is a potential plan of study. Please consult with your faculty advisor before enrolling.
Applicants must have a master's degree or equivalent with at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. International applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application process well in advance of the application deadlines in order to ensure adequate time for processing of visa-related paperwork. Meeting minimum admission standards does not guarantee admission to the program. Applicants are strongly advised to contact one (or more) of the faculty members in the department prior to applying for the doctoral program.
Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction
Applicants are required to submit the following materials and meet the following requirements before the application deadline:
Master’s degree or equivalent
Master’s degree or equivalent with a GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale
Complete through the KU Office of Graduate Admissions
One official copy of academic transcripts from each college or university attended:
English translation of transcripts
Official transcripts from an international university must include an English translation in addition to an official transcript in the original language;
GRE exam scores
Official copy of scores no older than five years;
Resume or CV;
Statement of goals
1-2 page statement indicating how the program relates to future career goals;
An article, academic paper, or other scholarly composition;
Online letters of recommendation
Names and email addresses of persons to be asked to complete letters of recommendation in order to provide a thorough evaluation of one’s abilities at the graduate level;
Non-native English speakers must demonstrate English proficiency with full proficiency scores:
Required by U.S. government in order to issue the I-20 or DS-2019:
$65 for U.S. residents; $85 for international.
Barbara A. Bradley
Kelli Ruth Feldman
A. Susan Gay
Dr. Manuela Gonzalez-Bueno
Heidi L. Hallman
Dorothy E. Hines
Douglas Wayne Huffman
Carrie L. La Voy
Steven Hugh White