COE: Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD)
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The Ph.D. degree in Education is designed for educators who desire a directed research experience that promotes scholarly inquiry in education.

The Ph.D. program is designed for graduates to attain the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand the major theories in their primary and secondary disciplines.
  • Attain a breadth of knowledge in education in general and a depth of knowledge in the primary discipline.
  • Think critically.
  • Locate literature in the primary and secondary disciplines.
  • Understand research methods in education.
  • Conduct research.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills and attributes.

Student Support Specialist:

Alexandra Gresick

203 Education Administration Building (EAB)
(314) 516-5107

Deadline to Apply:
Fall - December 1st

Slide 1 Alumna earns What’s Right with the Region honor for work in Normandy schools
Focus St. Louis recently announced that Schaenen will be one of the recipients of its annual What’s Right with the Region Awards in the Improving Equity and Inclusion category
Slide 2 Science education PhD student serves as first-ever African American woman on O’Fallon City Council
Gwen Randolph, a PhD student in science education at UMSL, became the first African American woman to serve on the city council in O’Fallon, Illinois, when she was sworn in last August. Randolph, who is a Navy veteran, currently serves as science content specialist for East. St. Louis School District 189 in Illinois. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Slide 3 American Library Association’s Flagship Magazine Names UMSL Alumna’s Dissertation Among Notable Ones of 2015
In a study she conducted while pursuing her doctoral degree in education at UMSL, Stacy G. Hollins, PhD 2015, explores “the digital divide” through the experiences of individuals who have little to no access to technological resources.