Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

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We Pursue and Produce Knowledge

The Pitt School of Education is a leading institution for scholarly research and training through its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Education degree.

Our PhD program will prepare you for a life of scholarship, inquiry, and research. Our graduates have joined the faculty of leading universities and have an impact as leader-practitioners.

Under the guidance of our faculty, you will have the benefit of being part of a Research 1 institution — which is a classification awarded to universities that have the highest level of scholarship. The University of Pittsburgh is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU).

Our PhD program covers the following disciplines: