Science Education Ph.D.
In our Ph.D. program, you can specialize in biology, chemistry, physics, or general science. Understanding society’s diverse technological focus, we will prepare you for success. Through coursework and careful mentorship, you’ll increase your knowledge, interpret and conduct research, and add to the research field in science education. Our graduates are leaders in science education and work as collegiate faculty.
Ph.D. programs are not part of the Auburn University approved Educator Preparation Programs. The state of Alabama does not have certification/license at this level and therefore this degree is not eligible for reciprocity in other states.
Coursework — 78 hours minimum
- Advisor-approved Courses — 60 hours
- Research Courses — 18 hours
- Exact programs of study are developed with your chair and faculty committee.
- Masters or other graduate work may count toward total degree hours
Research — 10 hours minimum
- Work with major professor to choose research topic
- Complete at least 10 hours of research and dissertation
- March 15 for Summer Semester admission
- June 15 for Fall Semester admission
- October 15 for Spring Semester admission
- View Graduate Application and Admission for more specific details.
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Cost & Financial Support
- Auburn’s Financial Aid Office helps students find support.
- Auburn’s Graduate School provides fellowships and financial aid information.
- College of Education Graduate Student Travel Awards Guidelines
Assistantships and Scholarships
- Auburn University Graduate Assistantship Guidelines
- Auburn University Scholarships (AUSOM)
- A limited number of graduate assistantships for on-campus students may be available.
- Contact the program coordinator for more information.