The Social Studies Ph.D. program is no longer admitting new students.

New program: Ph.D. Literacy, Culture, and Language Education.

The Ph.D. program prepares supervisors, curriculum directors, teacher education personnel, and college instructors in the social sciences and pedagogy. Students enroll in courses in history, social sciences, or related areas, depending on the background and goals of the candidate. In addition, they enroll in advanced seminars on the history and philosophical foundations of social studies education, civics education, research approaches to social studies education, and problems of historical understanding. Candidates for the Ph.D. also participate in the research and college teaching activities of the social studies education program during their residence at The University of Iowa. 

For more information on the Ph.D. program, please see the General Catalog listing.