Doctorate in Education - Curriculum Studies - Hybrid

Georgia Southern University
Degree Level Doctoral
Total Credit Hours 66
Per Credit Hour Cost $null

Program Description

Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies

Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies at Georgia Southern University is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) for all certification field upgrades. The program is designed to nurture and create teaching professionals and professors who are independent thinkers capable of doing scholarly work to enhance the learning experiences of students in various educational settings, including, but not limited to K-12 and higher education.

Why Curriculum Studies at Georgia Southern?

The Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies at Georgia Southern University is an interdisciplinary program that encompasses a broad range of considerations from the purely theoretical to the pragmatic questions of design and evaluation. Graduates from our program are equipped with knowledge and skills that enable them to be leaders who are capable of making ethical and wise decisions in professional settings, as well as competent scholars who are able to conduct independent research and evaluate research projects and scholarly creations.

Most of our students are working professionals in the field of education. Therefore, our program is designed to facilitate their needs. Ed.D. in Curriculum Studies is offered in a hybrid format on the Statesboro Campus that consists of online courses with required face-to-face meetings on selected weekends. The program admits students only once per year, and students begin the program in the summer semester.

Admissions Information

  1. Complete the work necessary to be eligible for the minimum of a Master’s degree from an accredited graduate institution.

  2. Present a minimum grade point average of 3.25 (4.0 scale) in all graduate work attempted (or other appropriate evidence of scholarly aptitude necessary for doctoral study).

  3. International Students who have not earned a degree at an institution of higher education in the United States must also submit the results of the TOEFL Examination.

  4. Submit completed application for admission, required application fee and official transcripts consistent with the College of Graduate Studies admission requirements.

  5. Submit three (3) professional letters of reference.

  6. Complete “Disclosure and Affirmation questions” that address misconduct disclosure, criminal background check, the Code of Ethics for Educators, and tort liability insurance.

  7. Complete a writing sample (For instructions click here. )

  8. Complete an interview, if requested.

*International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES accredited evaluation service and must be a course by course evaluation and include a GPA. (

Admission requirements can be found on the web site

Application is completed electronically. All detailed information about the application process can be found in the College of Education Ed.D. Guidelines for Doctoral Students on the web site from:

One of the requirements includes submitting a writing sample on one of the articles found on the following five links. Examine each article and select one:

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Writing Sample Requirements: Write an evaluation of the article chosen by describing its strengths and weaknesses, positives and negatives. Support your judgments with evidence. Use up to 4 pages (or up to approximately 1500 words).

Once the applicant’s materials are approved by the College of Graduate Studies, they are forwarded to the Doctoral Admission Committee of the Department of Curriculum, Foundations, and Reading for review. Applicants may check the status of their application at