Educational Foundations and Research (Ph.D.)
Become an expert in educational research and theory to confront critical issues in education.
Grow your skills in evidence-based decision making to be an informed advocate in a diverse and complex world. A Ph.D. in Educational Foundations and Research from UND prepares you to make your mark as a university professor, research analyst, educator, policymaker, program evaluator or consultant.
- Program type:
- Doctoral Degree
- Est. time to complete:
- 4-5 years
- Credit hours:
- 90 (30 from master's)
Why Study Educational Foundations and Research at UND?
UND's Ph.D. program in Educational Foundations and Research offers a deep dive into the intellectual and scholarly themes that are foundational to best practice in teaching and research.
As a Ph.D. student, you'll choose one of two focus options:
- Foundations of Education, which emphasizes critical analysis of the broad intellectual and scholarly themes foundational to good educational practice and policy using insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, history, culture, gender and political science
- Research Methodologies, which focuses on applying cutting-edge research skills in quantitative, qualitative and mixed methodologies to educational challenges
You will also explore an area of particular interest through a graduate minor or cognate. And you'll join a diverse and interdisciplinary student body collaborating in a state-of-the-art building.
Classes are highly interactive, with teaching focused on research assessment, discussion and project-based application to real-world educational issues. Learn from faculty researchers who actively collaborate to empower students through a community of scholarship: