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New Re-Designed Ph.D. Programs: The Scholar Leader

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The College of Education has re-designed the Doctor of Philosophy degrees and will open these new options to applicants who will be students enrolling in Fall 2016.

The scholar leader Ph.D. graduate will be prepared to lead and influence policy decisions at the local, state, national, and international levels to solve the grand challenges of education. The program is developed around NC State’s strengths in technological design, innovation, research-scholarship, community engagement, and social entrepreneurship. The doctoral experience will be within a rich culture of inquiry, evidence, and action.

Re-designed PhDs Program Areas of Study
 Educational Leadership, Policy & Human Development
  • Adult, Workforce & Continuing Professional Education
  • Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis*
  • Higher Education
  • Counselor Education
 Learning & Teaching in STEM
  • Mathematics & Statistics Education
  • Science Education
  • Engineering and Technology Education*
 Teacher Education & Learning Sciences
  • Educational Psychology
  • Elementary Learning Sciences
  • Learning, Design, and Technology
  • Social Justice*
  • Social Studies Education
  • Studies in Literacy and English Language Arts


*Will not be accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year

To inquire about the new Scholar Leader Ph.D. programs, please email