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 December graduate Yuima Mizutani explores what ‘home’ means to third culture kids
Yuima Mizutani defended her dissertation, “Searching for a ‘Home’: Examining the Experiences of Confucius Asian College Students with Third Culture Kid Backgrounds,” and will graduate from UMSL this month with a PhD in counseling. Mizutani’s dissertation focused on how third culture kids from Asian countries with Confucian traditions develop a sense of belonging in college. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Slide 2 Sharonica Hardin-Bartley works to close opportunity gaps at University City schools
Alumna Sharonica Hardin-Bartley, superintendent of the School District of University City, strives to advance social justice and racial equity by giving students a voice. (Photo by August Jennewein)
Slide 3 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