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Our doctoral program has four primary strands:
- Higher education faculty
- Informal education (leadership and instruction)
- Pre-college educators and curriculum supervisors (K-12)
- Education researchers/evaluators
Please note: If you are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in our College of Education and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D., you must formally apply to the program through the Graduate School. Students who continue directly from our NC State Master’s program into the Ph.D. (without a break in enrollment) may transfer all 36 credit hours.
Meet Our Doctoral Students
- Masters degree in science, science education, or related field
- 3.0 GPA
- Strong writing and analytic skills
- Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and related health, economic, and social challenges, GRE test scores are waived for applicants applying for all graduate programs in the College of Education during the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. Read more about this decision
- Desire to conduct research
- Two years of experience in science education
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary education
- Ideally have already completed 24 hours of science, engineering or science-related coursework at the undergraduate level
- Three recommendations from people who know your academic record and potential for graduate study
- Personal essay (1-2 pages) describing your career experiences, future personal goals and how a degree in the desired discipline will affect your career goals. Applicants should indicate how their research interests can benefit from faculty’s research foci. Include a resume of experience: positions held, internships, volunteer efforts, publications, prior research and skill sets.
Course of Study
All doctoral degrees in the College of Education require a minimum of 72 graduate credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree. Most doctoral programs in the College of Education require a minimum of 60 graduate credit hours beyond an approved master’s degree.
This program can be accomplished either part-time or full-time. Full-time students can complete the program in 3-4 years. Science Education courses are in a two-year cycle, and a new cycle begins in the fall semester.