Doctor of Philosophy Concentration
Frequently Asked Questions
Our program prepares individuals who aspire to become university professors at the college level, within school districts, local, state, national , or international agencies. , Graduates of our program acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to assume roles as leaders, advocates, and scholars in the development and implementation of high quality and innovative elementary education practices.
Course work must be completed within four years of admission into the program. The dissertation must be completed within four years after admission to candidacy. Doctoral degrees must be completed within seven (7) years from the student's original date of admission for doctoral study.
The doctoral program is offered on the Tampa campus only. There is the possibility of taking a few foundations courses online.
Tuition rates are constantly changing. To determine current fees and tuition, visit the University Controller’s Office.
Yes. The University of South Florida and the College of Education, as well as many independent organizations, offer scholarships and fellowships.
Within the Elementary Education Program, we offer doctoral student assistantships. Graduate assistants teach courses and supervise preservice teachers within the elementary education programs. Students receive tuition waivers and a yearly stipend. See the Financial Assistance page for more information.
See Admission Requirements page for more information.
Students are admitted into the program in the fall, spring, and summer. Leare more about our priority application deadlines here.
When an application file is complete, applicants who meet the academic criteria will be invited to interview with the Admissions Committee.
For questions regarding the program content and objectives, contact:
Dr. Jennifer Jacobs
PhD Concentration Coordinator
Office: USF Tampa Campus, EDU 202