Education: Curriculum Studies, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 69 Hours

Common Program Core
SCFD 6983Diversity and Equity Issues in Education3
CIED 6503Doctoral Seminar3
SCFD 6113Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry3
Hours Subtotal9
Extended Inquiry
One qualitative and one quantitative research course are required; only one of the four research courses may be at the 5000-level. Students select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor and dissertation committee. Examples of courses are the following:12
Pedagogical Research
Advanced Pedagogical Research
Advanced Research Strategies in Curriculum
Designing and Conducting Mixed Methods Research
Historical Methods
Educational Measurements
Analyses of Variance
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Applied Multivariate Research in Behavioral Studies
Qualitative Research I
Qualitative Research: Selected Methods
Qualitative Research II
Qualitative Research Methods
Sample Survey Designs
Graduate Reading in Workforce and Adult Education
Hours Subtotal12
Specializations
Students may select from one of the two specialization areas:24
Curriculum Studies Area
Students select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor and dissertation committee. Examples of courses are the following:
Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Studies
Analysis of Teaching
Curriculum Leadership
Advanced Curriculum Studies
Curriculum History
Advanced Pedagogical Research
Theory to Practice in Education
School Reform
Curriculum of Nonviolence
Advanced Research Strategies in Curriculum
Advanced Media Literacy Across the Curriculum
College Teaching Emphasis Area
Students select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor and dissertation committee. Examples of courses are the following:
EDLE 6713
Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Studies
Analysis of Teaching
Advanced Pedagogical Research
Curriculum Leadership
Advanced Curriculum Studies
Theory to Practice in Education
Advanced Media Literacy Across the Curriculum
Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Studies
EDLE 5313
The Impact of College on Students and Society
Historical Development of Higher Education
The Academic Department
Hours Subtotal24
Cognate Area
Students select appropriate related courses in consultation with their advisor and dissertation committee. These are to be graduate courses available at Oklahoma State University, preferably outside the College of Education, Health and Aviation.9
Hours Subtotal9
Independent Research
CIED 6000Doctoral Dissertation15
Hours Subtotal15
Total Hours69

Education: Curriculum Studies Requirements

  • All students admitted into the Ph.D. degree option in Curriculum Studies are expected to meet all university requirements and the requirements for admission to the PhD in Education. For students with no or little background in curriculum studies, additional leveling work may be required. The student and the respective advisory committee determine such prerequisite considerations as they design the program of study. Specific graduate courses that may be required include CIED 5053, REMS 5013, and REMS 5953.
  • Students will be expected to use technology resources appropriately in course projects, assignments, and research. For students with little or no background in the uses of technology, additional leveling work may be required. Students may select the Curriculum Studies Specialization or the Specialization with the Emphasis in College Teaching.

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval