Social Studies Education

Doctoral Program

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

The Social Studies Education Graduate Program at The University of Texas at Austin offers a program leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Social Studies Education. This program provides coursework leading to an advanced degree for individuals who are interested in social studies teaching, service, research, and/or leadership.

Individuals who seek a degree in social studies education have the opportunity to develop a rich theoretical background and acquire research skills related to the teaching and learning of social studies. Many of our alumni go on to be teacher educators, professors at notable institutions, and administrators in education.


General Requirements (Minimum 21 hours)

Directed Research (Minimum 12 hours)

Specialization Requirements (Minimum 15 hours)

Courses Outside the Department (Minimum 6 hours)

Dissertation (Minimum 6 hours)

At a Glance

Program Starts: Fall

Deadline to Apply:
December 31

Credit Hours Required: 60

Schedule: Flexible

Program Location: On Campus

GRE Required? No

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Program Area Coordinator, Advisor
Katherina Payne

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