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Learning Sciences and Human Development, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 72 months
    Duration
University rank #28 (QS) , CA,
The  Learning Sciences and Human Development degree program’s structure ensures that you have a broad understanding of important topics in education and that you begin developing the research expertise needed to carry out independent research projects. 

About

  • Faculty study, design and participate in transformative approaches to individual and social development, approaches within schools and classrooms, and across diverse sites and contexts in communities, workplaces and social movements. 
  • Students will examine how to promote equity and honor socio-cultural and linguistic diversity; transform schools, technology, and other educational spaces; support teachers as learners; and foster promising social futures for all youth.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • During the first two years of study, the Berkeley PhD in Education introduces you to research on current issues in education, theories of learning, human development, and inequality, educational policy, and research methods. Students proceed through the program during the first two years in a cohort, taking core courses together.
  • By the third and fourth years of study, you are expected to develop greater expertise in your research specialties in close consultation with your faculty advisors. You also take advanced seminars; engage in independent studies and research apprenticeships; and complete an oral exam.
  • The concluding part of your doctoral studies is preparation of your dissertation proposal and the research and writing of your dissertation.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application Fee
  • Essays - You are required to submit two essays: the Statement of Purpose, and your Personal History essay
  • GPA Worksheet
  • Official Transcripts
  • Letters of Recommendation - You are required to submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • GRE
  • English Language Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16979 USD per semester and a duration of 72 months.
  • National

    33958 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16979 USD per semester and a duration of 72 months.
  • In-State

    18856 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9428 USD per semester and a duration of 72 months.
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Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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