Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Human Development - Science Education

PhD

​CU Denver's Education and Human Development PhD with a concentration in Science Education prepares you to explore, understand, and think critically about the nature of science and science education from a largely research-oriented perspective. This program prepares you to become an equity-focused, highly knowledgeable leader in the field of science research and education, allowing you to foster experiential learning and exploration in all the learners you encounter.

The Program at a Glance

School: School of Education & Human Development Campus: CU Denver Classroom: Online and on campus classes Recommended completion time: 4 to 8 years Credits required for completion: 75 Minimum education level: Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution Application deadline: December 1st

The Details

What you'll learn

University of Colorado Denver's Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education and Human Development concentration in science education prepares you to explore, understand and think critically about the nature of science and science education from a largely research-oriented perspective. This program prepares you to become an equity-focused, highly knowledgeable leader in the field of science research and education, allowing you foster experiential learning and exploration in all the learners you encounter.

In this program students will:

  • Obtain knowledge on science education and pedagogy.
  • Combine core courses in science education and learn theory with extensive training in research methods.

Our PhD students may elect to focus on environmental science education as an area of specialization within this concentration area through electives and discipline- specific research agendas.

Choose CU Denver's School of Education & Human Development

You can trust CU Denver to provide an education that will prepare you for excellence in your career as a faculty member or researcher. The university and school are recognized for preparing leaders of distinction who value educational excellence and social justice. Additionally, CU Denver's School of Education and Human Development is counted among U.S. News & World Report's “Best Graduate Schools,” making us one of the top education schools in the country.

Courses

The 75-credit program begins each fall.

Admissions Requirements

The PhD in Education and Human Development, science education concentration, is a four to eight-year hybrid program with the following application requirements:

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Strong interest in pursuing rigorous research
  • Written Statement of Purpose
    • Your purpose in pursuing the PhD
    • A brief sketch of your future career goals
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • Official GRE scores (must be taken within the last five years)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Interview

Upon examination of an applicant's materials, the admission committee will have the prerogative to require additional courses or experiences to ensure that an individual has the necessary background to move successfully into the program requirements.

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303.315.6300.