The PhD in Education program is designed for individuals with a commitment to applying a multidisciplinary view of theory and research. School of Educational Studies (SES) students are as diverse as the programs they design. They are, in general, mature professionals who bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to their studies, as well as a commitment to scholarly endeavors.
SES's diverse and experienced student body is comprised mainly of education professionals. Study is based on a multidisciplinary view of theory and research, and a commitment to developing educational environments that are just, relevant, and rigorous. Collectively the faculty is knowledgeable and grounded in education as well as sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, psychology, law, gender/sexuality studies, politics, religion, and literature.
The SES faculty support students in meeting their goals by:
Assisting students in designing their own PhD in Education program
Encouraging students to work with faculty to develop programs tailored to their particular backgrounds, interests, and future goals
Facilitating the combination of education courses with disciplines outside of education
PhD in Education
Students in the PhD in Education program may choose from the following emphases:
72 semester units (minimum) of course work, including the Pro-Seminar course, two research tool courses, a transdisciplinary course, and the Capstone Seminar course (20 semester units may be transferred from prior graduate work)