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  Sep 26, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Education, Culture and Society, Ph.D.


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Doctoral Requirements for Education, Culture & Society


Education, Culture & Society
ecs.utah.edu
801-581-8221

Admission Requirements

  • Admission applications are due February 1st.  We do not accept late submissions
  • A valid Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University or College.
  • 3.0 GPA
  • 3.5 GPA in previous graduate study.
  • Three letters of recommendation.  Letters should be from 3 people providing an evaluative judgement concerning your academic of professional work.  At least 2 references should be people who have direct knowledge of your academic performance (i.e., professors). 
  • A personal statement of goals: Education, Culture and Society is committed to the study and pursuit of social justice in education using frameworks and methodologies that address class, race, ethnicity, sexuality and gender in educational policies and practices.  What are some of your goals, aspirations and research interests and how will these help develop, enhance and define the ECS department?  How do you envision contributing and affecting social justice in education? 
  • Copies of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.  If admitted, official copies must be submitted to U of U Admissions Office for verification. 
  • A current vitae/resume

Stage 1


Core Distribution


Complete 21 hour(s)

The doctoral core distribution includes a choice of course work in each of the three major areas of the Department. All students must complete this work before beginning work on the preliminary examination.

History, Philosophy and Sociological Studies

Complete 6 hour(s)

Language, Culture and Curriculum

Complete 6 hour(s)

Educational Theory

Complete 9 hour(s)

Formal Review


Complete 15 hour(s)

The Preliminary Exam


Complete 9 hour(s)

The preliminary exam consists of two essays responding to questions written primarily by the student and one essay responding to a question written by the student’s preliminary exam committee. Students are expected to do their preliminary exam after completing 36-42 hours of course work.

The three members of the exam committee are chosen by the student from within the Department. A student who fails the exam may repeat it once; a student who fails the exam a second time will be discontinued from the program.

Stage 2


Specialty Area


The specialty area is designed in consultation with your advisor. Typically, this includes 9 additional hours in one of the two specialty areas: History, Philosophy and Sociological Studies; or Language, Culture and Curriculum.

Research Methodology


All Ph.D. students complete a minimum of 9 hours of course work in methodology and epistemology.

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