The PhD program in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction was designed to develop the epistemological, ontological, axiological, and methodological expertise required of burgeoning scholars to independently conduct educational research in a wide range of settings.

Please contact Dr. Karen Spector (, Director of Curriculum & Instruction Doctoral Programs, with all questions (except those related to the Music Education focal area). All questions related to the Music Education focal area should be directed to the Graduate Coordinator and Chair of Music Education, Dr. Carl Hancock (