On-Campus Ph.D.

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed for individuals interested in postsecondary research and/or policy analysis.

The curriculum is focused on preparing students for academic or research-based position by combining concepts from economics, public policy, sociology, and organizational theory. Graduating students are prepared for research, faculty, and administrative positions through a combination of core, research-based, and elective, coursework. Each student will graduate with an established independent research agenda, the ability to contribute to the scholarly literature, and a connection to policy evaluation. Graduates of this program work in a variety of state policy, research, and teaching positions within state education agencies and postsecondary institutions throughout the United States and abroad.

Graduate Assistantship Opportunities

The Ph.D. program has a variety of the graduate assistantship opportunities each year for full-time students. Please contact the Ph.D. program leader Dr. Kelli Peck Parrott (kpparrott@coe.ufl.edu) for more information.

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to apply to the UF Office for Student Financial Affairs for assistance with loans, grants and fellowships. In cooperation with the UF Division of Student Affairs and Santa Fe College, several part-time positions are available in such areas as orientation, residence life, career services, student activities, Greek life, multicultural programs, etc. On-campus interviews for these positions will take place on SPHE Visitation Day and then, on an on-going basis as necessary for positions to begin in the fall term.