The Ph.D. in Schools, Culture, and Society (SCS) prepares candidates to be:

  • Faculty and researchers at colleges and universities
  • Leaders at educational policy-making organizations
  • Administrators at international education organizations


SCS is interdisciplinary in nature and designed to prepare students for positions in academic institutions and educational policy-making organizations. This 90 semester hour program places a strong emphasis on building research skills. Faculty members specialize in the three core disciplines (sociology, history, and philosophy of education) and are focused on their students’ growth as scholars and practitioners.