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Global Studies in Education

Doctor of Philosophy

Global Studies in Education

Global Studies in Education (GSE) deals with global change and education from social justice and critical democracy perspectives. The program focuses on the globalization of policy, pedagogy in different contexts including online environments, and children and youth studies.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Required PHD course

4 hours

Core Courses

16 hours

Select 5 Elective Courses

20 hours

Sample of elective courses, courses should be chosen in consultation with advisor.

Research Methods Required Course

4 hours

Basic Research Methodology Courses

4 - 8 hours

Please consult your faculty advisor and the College of Education Graduate Handbook for courses.  

Advanced Research Methodology Courses

4 - 12 hours

Please consult your faculty advisor and the College of Education Graduate Handbook for courses.  

Independent Study Courses

12 hours

4 hours taken for each of the qualifying exams.  Instructor approval and completion of the Independent Study Learning Contract required.

Thesis Research

4 - 16 hours

Program Cost 

To determine program cost, use the Cost Calculator.  Please note that online students should reference the tuition cost only, there are no additional fees for online. 

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