Ph.D. Programs

ATTENTION NEW APPLICANTS: The GRE is NO LONGER REQUIRED for applications to the Ph.D. in Education or Ph.D. in Higher Education programs.

Ph.D. programs at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education (GSE) are administered in conjunction with the School of Graduate Studies. Students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. program at the GSE must apply to the School of Graduate Studies.

Ph.D. in Education

The Ph.D. in Education prepares you to become a researcher in academia, government, and the private sector. Our program prepares you to:

  • create new knowledge about educational processes and policies;
  • lead development of research-based instructional, professional, and outreach programs; and
  • promote effective and equitable educational practices for all learners.

Graduates of the program are expected to influence educational practice in the United States and abroad through original research efforts, thereby contributing to the advancement of knowledge in education, discovering exemplary educational practices, and contributing to local and national educational policy. The Ph.D. in Education offers two concentrations: Theory, Organization, and Policy (TOP) and Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development (LCID). If you are interested in applying or would like to learn more detailed information about the two concentrations and related specializations, please explore each of these pages.

For more information about the Ph.D. in Education program, please refer to the Ph.D. in Education student handbook.

Ph.D. in Higher Education

The Ph.D. in Higher Education prepares higher education researchers who will take their scholarship, knowledge, and research skills into a range of higher education settings such as universities and colleges, state or federal governing and coordinating boards, independent research and policy organizations, and foundations. They are expected to provide leadership, insight, and expertise in the institutional or related higher education settings in which they work and go on to influence educational practice in the United States and abroad through original research efforts. If you are interested in applying or would like more detailed information about the Ph.D. in Higher Education, please explore the Ph.D. in Higher Education page.

For more information about the Ph.D. in Higher Education program, please refer to the Ph.D. in Higher Education student handbook.

 

For a listing of useful student resources within the university, visit Information for Current Students.

 

Ph.D. Programs


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