Ph.D. On Campus

Developmental Education - Developmental Literacy

Texas State University

24 months
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The Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at Texas State University offers a Ph.D. in Developmental Education - Developmental Literacy that produces researchers, university faculty, and scholars focused on building strong research and theoretical base for DE. 


The Ph.D. Developmental Education - Developmental Literacy at Texas State University that serves those who are underprepared for postsecondary education.

Mission Statement

The doctoral program in developmental education within the Department of Curriculum and Instruction prepares future scholars, researchers, leaders, administrators, instructors, and practitioners in the field of developmental education. Both rigorous and supportive, the program aims to advance theory, research, and practice in multiple areas of developmental education — including developmental literacy, learning support, and developmental mathematics — by actively engaging students in teaching, scholarship, and professional service. As a multidisciplinary program, the faculty, staff, and students work collaboratively across various academic disciplines, diverse communities, and geographic boundaries.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Understanding Developmental Education Learners in a Diverse Society
  • Policy and Politics in Developmental Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Developmental Education
  • Multicultural Education in a P-16 Context

  • Beginning Quantitative Research Design and Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • completed online application
  • $55 nonrefundable application fee or
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • master's degree in a field relevant to developmental education from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) in all completed graduate course work
  • official GRE (general test only) with competitive scores
  • resume/CV
  • statement of purpose
  • three letters of recommendation addressing the student’s professional and academic background

Tuition Fee

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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