Ph.D. On Campus

Curriculum Studies

Texas Christian University

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Curriculum Studies at Texas Christian University as a field is interdisciplinary and draws upon multiple perspectives including psychology, philosophy, social foundations, cultural studies, critical theory, and education to study curriculum, individuals, societies, and interdisciplinary themes, while critically examining educational issues and policies. 


The field values democratic community building and an ethic of social action that honors diversity. Students come to curriculum studies from formal and informal learning contexts as well as various disciplines. 

Graduates of the Curriculum Studies program at Texas Christian University pursue varied professional positions in schools, non-profit agencies, and other community organizations. 

Key Features 

Concerned with understanding curriculum more so than developing and evaluating curricula, Curriculum Studies addresses questions such as:

  • What is knowledge and who decides? How does knowledge affect lives?
  • What does it mean to educate and to be/come educated?
  • What are the relationships between learning and teaching, curriculum theory and practice?
  • How is curriculum culturally, politically, and economically situated?
  • What are the roles of power and vulnerability in curriculum studies?

Programme Structure

  • While curriculum studies students’ backgrounds and goals are diverse, they share an interest in understanding the intersections of individuals and sociopolitical contexts. 
  • Curriculum studies arises from a 1970s reconceptualization of curriculum. 

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Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • For admission into the program, an applicant must have a master’s degree in an education-related field. 
  • Applicants must present a strong academic record, acceptable GRE scores within the past five years, a writing sample (15-20 pages, exclusive of notes and works cited) that demonstrates appropriate academic writing skills needed for success in a graduate program and three letters of recommendation. 
  • GRE scores will be OPTIONAL for 2020-2021 admissions. Applicants will be interviewed as part of the selection process.

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Living costs for Fort Worth

1071 - 1679 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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