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Education Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #301 (ARWU) Lexington-Fayette, KY, United States
The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Education Sciences offered at the University of Kentucky is designed for individuals seeking careers in educational research. Graduates of the program are prepared to meet the growing national need for educators who are well trained in methodological issues in education research. 
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All EDSC students will be encouraged to apply for 20-hour per week research assistantships on grant-supported projects in the College of Education and other units at the University of Kentucky. In addition to coursework, students will be expected to attend local, state, or national professional conferences during the first and second years of their programs.

All students will be expected to present their research at professional conferences by their third year in the program. EDSC doctoral students are expected to submit manuscripts to professional journals and accomplish refereed publications during their doctoral study. Presentations and publications may be scholarly works with a single author or groups of co-authors.

EDSC is a rigorous doctoral program that requires year-round, full-time study. Under certain circumstances with approval of the faculty and Director of Graduate Studies, a student may be allowed to enroll as a part-time student. Students will only be permitted to start the program during the fall semester of each year. Students will be required to complete a set of core courses in research methods, and students will then follow a particular “strand” of courses in an area of specialization. All students will be involved in educational research projects throughout their time in the program.

The Education Sciences program is offered at the University of Kentucky.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Education leadership
  • Educational policy studies: Educational evaluation and policy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A Master’s degree or graduate level professional (e.g. M.D.) degree from a fully accredited institution of higher learning. The Graduate School of the University of Kentucky requires an overall grade point of 3.0 on all prior graduate work and a 2.75 from undergraduate work.
  • A combined Verbal and Quantitative GRE score of 297 (minimum verbal score of 153 and Quantitative score of 144) on the revised GRE test taken on August 1, 2011 or after.
  • Students who have not written a Master’s level thesis will be required to submit an example of their research writing. A literature review or project from a completed class are acceptable examples for submission for application.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      30224 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 15112 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      12726 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
    • In-State

      12726 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
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    Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

    • 900 - 1400 USD/month
      Living Costs

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