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PhD in Educational Studies, Philosophy and History of Education

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As a doctoral student in Ohio State’s Philosophy and History of Education program, you will learn and become a scholar of education who contemplates issues such as who should be educated; what should be taught; and who gets to decide? You will study with scholars whose interests and expertise explore a range of educational issues and histories of diverse populations, justice, educational technology, leadership and more. 

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Career Paths

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Scholars trained in philosophy and history of education pursue careers in schools, colleges and universities; government agencies; and various non-profit institutions.

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Degree Requirements 


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Master's degree

Minimum Program hours


Deadline to apply

December 1 

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Program start

Autumn Semester 

Additional Application Requirements

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