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Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy in Education and Psychology

The Combined Program in Education and Psychology doctoral program is supported through a collaboration of the School of Education and the Department of Psychology in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts. You will have the opportunity to work with faculty from both schools to research processes in development, learning, and motivation in the context of schools, families, and communities.

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies

The Educational Studies program focuses on the improvement of K-12 education. We do this through research and scholarship on educational practice and through the preparation of knowledgeable, skillful, and thoughtful teachers and education administrators. We offer a number of PhD specializations. But if your research interests include more than one of these areas, the Cross-Specialization Concentration will allow you to pursue the specific set of knowledge and skills you need to make your unique contribution to our common goal.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$61K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Educational foundations and policy
  • Educational leadership
  • Mathematics education
  • Teaching and teacher education
Graduates often work as
  • Education Consultant
  • Director of Research
  • Professor
  • Research Design Specialist
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Specialist

Recent job titles include

  • Associate Director of Education Research
  • Chief of Research
  • Clinical Professor
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management
  • Director of Mathematics Learning Center
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Principal Researcher
  • Research Scientist

The interdisciplinary culture of the University of Michigan has generated strong connections between statisticians and quantitative social scientists in economics, education, psychology, and sociology. This provides an ideal training ground for educational statisticians.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$61K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Educational foundations and policy
  • Educational leadership
  • Mathematics education
  • Teaching and teacher education

 

Graduates often work as
  • Education Consultant
  • Director of Research
  • Professor
  • Research Design Specialist
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Specialist

Recent job titles include

  • Associate Director of Education Research
  • Chief of Research
  • Clinical Professor
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management
  • Director of Mathematics Learning Center
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Principal Researcher
  • Research Scientist

The Educational Foundations and Policy concentration offers the opportunity to engage a diverse community of doctoral students and faculty members in reimagining education as a central component of the transformation needed to create more inclusive and just societies.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$61K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Educational foundations and policy
  • Educational leadership
  • Mathematics education
  • Teaching and teacher education

 

Graduates often work as
  • Education Consultant
  • Director of Research
  • Professor
  • Research Design Specialist
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Specialist

Recent job titles include

  • Associate Director of Education Research
  • Chief of Research
  • Clinical Professor
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management
  • Director of Mathematics Learning Center
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Principal Researcher
  • Research Scientist

The doctoral program in Educational Policy, Leadership, and Innovation prepares aspiring educational researchers, policy makers, leaders, and reformers to take on the most formidable challenges currently facing U.S. public education.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$61K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Educational leadership
  • Higher education research
  • Independent research organizations
  • Policy communities at the local, state, and national levels
  • Reform and innovation communities within and beyond K–12 governance

 

Graduates often work as
  • Education Consultant
  • Director of Research
  • Policymaker
  • Professor
  • Research Design Specialist
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Specialist

Recent job titles include

  • Associate Director of Education Research
  • Chief of Research
  • Clinical Professor
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management
  • Director of Mathematics Learning Center
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Principal Researcher
  • Research Scientist

Technology is ever evolving and continually changing the way we create and consume information. As much as any field or industry, the influence of digital innovation is creating challenges and opportunities in education. The Doctor of Philosophy in Education Studies: Learning Technologies provides a forum in which to examine critical questions about the ways technology is changing education, the ways should it change education, and how it might be used to improve teaching and learning.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$61K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Higher education
  • Public and private research
  • Public policy

 

Graduates often work as
  • Education Consultant
  • Director of Research
  • Policymaker
  • Professor
  • Research Design Specialist
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Specialist

Recent job titles include

  • Associate Director of Education Research
  • Chief of Research
  • Clinical Professor
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management
  • Director of Mathematics Learning Center
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Principal Researcher
  • Research Scientist

How do students make sense of the texts they encounter in and outside of school? How do cultural systems of meaning and community practices influence these interactions? How can teachers best foster students' communication of their ideas? What happens when these processes do not work smoothly? How can we bridge gaps between literacy research and practice to foster the development and educational success of children and adolescents?

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$61K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Educational leadership
  • Higher education research
  • Independent research organizations
  • Policy communities at the local, state, and national levels
  • Reform and innovation communities within and beyond K–12 governance

 

Graduates often work as
  • Education Consultant
  • Director of Research
  • Policymaker
  • Professor
  • Research Design Specialist
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Specialist

Recent job titles include

  • Associate Director of Education Research
  • Chief of Research
  • Clinical Professor
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management
  • Director of Mathematics Learning Center
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Principal Researcher
  • Research Scientist

Mathematics education is an area where the educational community is both creating exciting opportunities and facing intense challenges. On one hand, scholars, designers, and practitioners have produced marvelous new developments in research, curriculum, and assessment; developed new standards for instruction and curriculum; and expanded international discourse. On the other hand, mathematics education has been the target of rigorous criticism and debate among different stakeholders and communities.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$60–65K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Educational leadership
  • Higher education research
  • Independent research organizations
  • Policy communities at the local, state, and national levels
  • Reform and innovation communities within and beyond K–12 governance

 

Graduates often work as

Researchers, expert practitioners, or policy professionals with a special focus on the teaching and learning of mathematics.

This concentration is housed within the Educational Studies program, which fosters collaboration among students and faculty in a number of specializations sharing a commitment to the integration of theory and research on teaching, learning, equity, educational access, opportunity, and justice in preK-12 and outside of school settings.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$61K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries

After completion of your doctorate in Science Education you will be prepared for research and leadership positions in the following areas:

  • Academia
  • Non-profit organizations and research institutes
  • Museums and other informal science learning settings
  • Curriculum development organizations
  • Organizations related to K-12 schooling (such as state departments of education, school district offices)

 

Graduates often work as
  • Education Consultant
  • Director of Research
  • Policymaker
  • Professor
  • Research Design Specialist
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Specialist

Recent job titles include

  • Associate Director of Education Research
  • Chief of Research
  • Clinical Professor
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management
  • Director of Mathematics Learning Center
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Principal Researcher
  • Research Scientist

This doctoral specialization is a program in which you can focus on the work of teaching, learning to teach, the ongoing development of teachers, and the variety of contexts for teacher development, which range from formal teacher education and professional development programs to the organization of schools and teacher networks and groups.

100%

of known graduates found full time employment in education

100%

of known graduates found employment within 12 months

$61K

average first year salary
Graduates typically go into these industries
  • Educational foundations and policy
  • Educational leadership
  • Science education
  • Teaching and teacher education

 

Graduates often work as
  • Education Consultant
  • Director of Research
  • Professor
  • Research Design Specialist
  • Research Investigator
  • Research Specialist

Recent job titles include

  • Associate Director of Education Research
  • Chief of Research
  • Clinical Professor
  • Deputy Director
  • Director of Enrollment Research and Data Management
  • Director of Mathematics Learning Center
  • Instructional Consultant
  • Principal Researcher
  • Research Scientist
Doctor of Philosophy in English and Education

The Joint Program in English and Education (JPEE) is interdisciplinary in nature, offering top-flight resources and a supportive and engaging community of scholars. You have the flexibility to craft a program centered on your individual interests, whether that’s rhetoric, composition, literacy studies, or English education.

Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education

The Higher Education Academic Affairs and Student Development Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education program focuses on the teaching and learning missions of colleges and universities, and on the communities in which these central functions occur. Graduates may consider an academic or research career, so there are opportunities to develop research skills, studying students, faculty, diversity, teaching and learning, curriculum, history, philosophy, international and comparative higher education, and institutional policy.

100%

of graduate respondents found full-time employment in education within 8 months

100%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

Doctoral students may have research interests that cut across our designated doctoral concentrations. In keeping with our traditions of interdisciplinary scholarship, rather than requiring you to choose a concentration that may not be the best preparation for the work you wish to do, we offer an Individually Designed Concentration option.

100%

of graduate respondents found full-time employment in education within 8 months

100%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

The Organizational Behavior and Management Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education program explores the topics of administration, governance, management, leadership, organizational strategy, planning and budgeting, and institutional research and assessment of postsecondary educational organizations. The doctoral program develops scholars and practitioners who will make significant contributions to postsecondary education institutions as administrators and leaders, members of the professoriate, training and development professionals, or expert consultants.

100%

of graduate respondents found full-time employment in education within 8 months

100%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

The Public Policy in Postsecondary Education Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education program examines the social, economic, and political factors that affect postsecondary institutions, particularly the impact of local, state, and federal policies on students, faculty, and other constituencies. The doctoral program prepares students for careers in academics or in organizations such as state or federal government agencies, professional associations, or specialized offices within colleges and universities.

100%

of graduate respondents found full-time employment in education within 8 months

100%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

Students in the Research, Evaluation, and Assessment concentration develop the conceptual and technical skills necessary to produce the highest quality research on higher and postsecondary education, including applied research related to institutional research, educational and administrative evaluation, program review, and assessment of teaching and learning.

100%

of graduate respondents found full-time employment in education within 8 months

100%

of graduates are highly satisfied or satisfied with their current position

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