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Occupational & Technical Studies (Education, Ph.D.)

Degree Level: Graduate
College: Education
Major : Education
Department: STEM Education & Professional Studies
Degree Earned: Doctor of Philosophy
Course Delivery Mode(s): Satellite, Video Stream


Degree Prerequisite: A master's degree in an appropriate field related to this concentration is required for admission to the PhD in Education program. Prerequisite Coursework: Students who do not have equivalent coursework or appropriate educational experiences must complete the following prerequisite courses.

  • Applied Research in Education (FOUN 612),
  • Introduction to Applied Statistics and Data Analysis (FOUN 722)
  • Curriculum Development in Occupational Education and Training (SEPS 500)
  • Instructional Strategies and Innovations in Training and Occupational Education (SEPS 502)
  • Instructional Technology in Education and Training (SEPS 530)

Application Dates

Fall Spring Summer Financial Assistantship
Deadlines June 1 Feburary 1
International April 15 Feburary 1


Tests GRE
Recommendations 3 (from former or current professors or employment supervisors) and interview with graduate faculty
Essay 1000 word essay on reason for entering program and career goals
Transcripts From all prior insititutions
Additional Instructions

All admitted students need to attend Summer Institutes (2nd and 3rd weeks of July)

Graduate Assistants need to apply in November for Fall assignments