Curriculum and Instruction, PhD

for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum & Instruction

graduate student services office: 142 Education Building

                  1310 South Sixth

                  Champaign, IL 61820

phone: (217) 244-3542


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department faculty: Curriculum & Instruction Faculty

overview of college admissions & requirements: College of Education  

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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers many programs leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).  A list of programs and additional requirements can be found on the program's website, the College of Education Graduate Programs Handbook, and the Graduate College Handbook.

Completion of at least 64 hours beyond the master’s degree including:
Major Subject Coursework (minimum)32
CI 599Thesis Research (min/max applied toward degree)4-20
Independent Study (min/max applied toward degree)0-12
Research Coursework 116-20
Total Hours64

Other Requirements

Master's Degree Required for Admission to Ph.D.
Residency 2 consecutive full-time (12 hours) semesters of study on campus
Early Research Requirement
Qualifying Exams
Human Subjects Approval
Preliminary Exam
Final Exam/Dissertation Defense
Dissertation Deposit
Minimum GPA 3.0