Our doctoral program in curriculum, instruction and the science of learning is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on addressing practical educational problems through research in diverse contexts for learning and teaching. You can create your own customized program to meet your research and career interests in one of these five concentrations — elementary education, English education, mathematics education, reading education and science education –or in the general track that allows for an innovative interdisciplinary focus.
While educational programs in curriculum and instruction are common, this program stands out by emphasizing the science of learning — a 21st-century approach to developing evidenced-based practice through design research.
Whether you choose to take this program on campus or online, at UB you can:
|Academic credential granted||Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)|
|Credits required for completion||62 doctoral credits and 10 master's credits transferred from graduate work totalling 72 credit hours |
|Time to completion||4 to 5+ years|
|Course delivery||On campus or online|
|Optional Concentrations|| |
|Internship/Student teaching hours||Optional teaching and research experiences|
|Application deadline||Priority Deadlines |
Fall: Feb. 1, then rolling
Spring: Nov. 1, then rolling
Your program of study requires 72 credit hours:
An on campus 3 credit course traditionally requires approximately 9 hours per week of dedicated study outside the classroom. An online 3 credit course requires a approximately 12 hours of dedicated study outside of participation in the virtual classroom. It is important that you take into consideration other personal and professional commitments as you pursue your coursework.
Submit your completed online application, which includes:
Former/Maiden Name: Please provide us with your former/maiden name if you have one. When requesting transcripts, please ask the sending institution to indicate your current name and former/maiden name.
Admissions Decision: The admissions decision will be communicated to you as soon as review is complete. The decision is based on a number of factors and is the result of a thorough and deliberate process. All decisions are final and cannot be appealed.
All financial forms and supporting documentation with required signatures must be uploaded with your application, and must be dated within one year of your intended enrollment date.
To facilitate timely processing of the paperwork for the student visa, you must apply before the end of April for fall admission and by October 1 for spring admission.