ADDITIONAL GRADUATE ADMISSIONS RESOURCES
Graduate Admissions Office
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The Curriculum & Instruction (C&I) program offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree to qualified students interested in issues related to educational research with a C&I focus. Upon completion of the program, students will have gained insight into what it means to transition from doctoral student to disciplined scholar. Specialty areas of study may address topics from any of the following C&I fields:
All the application requirements below are submitted to and coordinated through the Division of Graduate Studies. If you have questions about any of the requirements, please contact the Division of Graduate Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 330-672-2661.
Once an applicant's file is complete, the Division of Graduate Studies forwards it to the C&I Program for review by C&I faculty members.
An orientation by email, phone, or in person occurs with C&I Program Coordinator Dr. Todd Hawley (email@example.com or 330-672-0670).
Personal interviews with three C&I faculty members are also completed. If the personal interviews are not possible, a phone conversation with one or more C&I faculty members serves as a satisfactory alternative.
Admission decisions are made throughout the year on a rolling basis. Please be advised that while applications to the C&I Ph.D. and Ed.S. are accepted all year, to ensure an application is reviewed for fall admission an applicant should have all required admissions paperwork completed and submitted before March 31st.
Graduate assistantships are available for interested applicants. A student must be fully admitted to the graduate program and have applied by March 31st to qualify for full consideration for a graduate assistantship.
Once admitted into a C&I Doctoral program, students will be assigned an initial advisor or advisors from the C&I faculty in order to initiate the advisory phase.
Within the first three semesters of their course work, a student must organize an academic advisory committee. The advisory committee may or may not include the initial advisor(s). A student will then work with her or his advisory committee to complete a doctoral study prospectus (i.e., the plan of academic work during the advisory phase).