The Ph.D. in Education offers specializations in higher and postsecondary education, counselor education, literacy education, and special education. Our students are tasked with responding to the region's, nation's, and world's most persistent educational challenges, those that obstruct access, success, and equity in traditionally underserved communities.
Program features include:
Dedicated research and teaching sequences in which students learn to become professors and researchers through the instruction and mentorship of established faculty members; and
Structured opportunities to publish, present at conferences, and contribute to the grant writing process.
Our students are prepared to train future generations of students, contribute meaningfully to academic discourse, and influence policy-making with the intent of providing equitable outcomes for all educational stakeholders.
The program offers students:
A highly structured mentorship program that prepares students to be professors and researchers. A multi-disciplinary approach to the study of education.
Intensive teaching and research sequences that ingrain innovative and rigorous andragogical practices and research skills.
A specific focus on addressing persistent social justice concerns in education.
Established local and regional partnerships that provide the context for students' learning and research efforts.
The Ph.D. in Education is a multi-disciplinary research-focused degree anchored in the educational complexities of access, success, and equity that is designed to prepare candidates globally to assume roles as faculty and researchers in one of four specializations: Counselor Education, Literacy Education, Higher and Postsecondary Education, and Special Education. The unique underpinning of this program is the intersection of two primary research foci: (1) a commitment to redressing systemic and persistent barriers to quality education and (2) a dedication to using rigorous empirical research with area schools, districts, colleges, and other educational partners to improve equity in educational outcomes. The Ph.D. offers its candidates opportunities to engage in research, college level teaching, and clinical experiences that respond to the regions and the nation’s persistent challenges with educational access and equity in traditionally underserved communities.
The following courses make up the Ph.D. in Education.
* CASE 90801 and CASE 90802 are required to be taken twice.
*Only one course is required from the following: CASE 90813, CASE 90814, CASE 90815, CASE 90816, or CASE 90817
Total Program Semester Hours: 72
Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
Official transcripts from all colleges attended (regardless of number of credits earned)
Typewritten Statement of Professional Objectives (1,500 words max.): Why are you applying to a program that focuses on access, success, and equity?
Recommended minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (On a 4.0 scale)
Three Letters of Recommendation
Academic Writing Sample
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the Ph.D. in Education program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.