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This course of study is for professional educators who desire to extend and advance knowledge in the theory and practice of education as university researchers or leaders in other educational settings. Areas of research emphasis include career & technical and post-sescondary education, cultural and international studies in education, educational technology, teacher education, mathematics education, and literacy. The completion of this degree will particularly enable individuals to become skilled researchers as members of university faculties.
The admissions deadline is December 1 for Fall admissions. Apply through the UNLV Graduate College.
A minimum of 72 hours of study beyond the master's degree is required for the Ph.D. A specific plan of study will be proposed by the student and advisor and must be approved by the student's doctoral committee, department graduate coordinator, Dean of the College of Education, and the Dean of the Graduate College. This plan of study must include coursework and/or experience in a specific area of emphasis, a cognate area of study, educational research, internships in research and college teaching, and the dissertation. The Ph.D. requires 9-12 hours to be taken as a cognate area of study.
These forms are available for completion and download on the department and Graduate College websites. Also see Timeline from Admission to Graduation, available in the Graduate Catalog.