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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Ph.D.

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University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
Situated in South Florida, home to one of the highest numbers of foreign-born residents in the world, TAL’s doctoral degree (Ph.D.) program specializing in STEM education at the University of Miami features a diverse group of core and affiliated faculty whose research advances scientific knowledge about STEM teaching and learning where issues of language, culture, and poverty are paramount. 

About

In our efforts to understand how issues of equity and diversity play out across preK-through post-secondary STEM education, our work includes attention to race and ethnicity, gender, student exceptionality and social class.

To conduct our research we collaborate with schools and districts across South Florida and we work closely with a variety of Schools and Departments across the UM campuses, including the College of Engineering, College of Arts and Sciences, and Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

Our Students’ Career Objectives

  • We prepare our doctoral students to become academic researchers and university faculty who will assume professional and leadership roles in organizations focused on some combination of science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics education in the United States and around the world
  • Our doctoral students have assumed post-Ph.D. positions as faculty at research-intensive institutions of higher education, as research scientists or professional development specialists at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or think tanks, and as specialists in some combination of STEM curriculum, teaching or testing

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    72 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Instructional Design and Technology in STEM Education
  • Stem Teaching And Teacher Education
  • Stem Learning
  • Stem Curriculum and Policy
  • Assessment In Stem Education
  • Stem-Education Research Practicum
  • Diversity and Equity in Stem Education

For more information, please visit the programme website.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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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).

  • Undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.0 (4.0 scale).
  • Graduate grade point average of at least 3.5 (4.0 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).

  • Acceptable and recent (within 5 years) Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores. The target minimum is a score of 1100 combined on verbal and quantitative (or 302 on new GRE scoring system)

    This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a recommended score range.

    Recommended Analytical Writing score:

    4

    The recommended range represents scores typically accepted at this institution. Scores outside the range may still be considered.

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    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • At a minimum, completion of a bachelor’s degree with an outstanding record from an accredited institution
  • Professional experience relevant to degree program
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • The written statement of intent (in the UM online application) should describe how the candidate’s specific interests and obtaining a Ph.D. in this area of study fits into his/her career goals
  • Available student space in the program and someone willing to advise the student. Applicants are encouraged to contact faculty in the STEM area to inquire about the match between the applicant’s interests and the faculty’s areas of scholarly research
  • A personal or phone interview may be required

Tuition Fee

  • International

    2030 USD/credit
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  • National

    2030 USD/credit
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
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