The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree is designed for individuals interested in postsecondary research and/or policy analysis.
Imagine yourself as a faculty member at one of the nation’s leading research institutions or developing progressive education policy alongside leaders in the field. The curriculum in this on-campus Ph.D. program 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.
Students of this program establish an independent research agenda, develop the ability to contribute to the scholarly literature, and form 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.
Additional information about the On-campus Ph.D. program can be obtained by contacting the Program Coordinator, Dr. Justin Ortagus.