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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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Program Features

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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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Special Statement of Intent

  1. Tell us why you are interested in pursuing your graduate studies. What topics are you particularly interested in pursuing? In your response, be sure to convey how the features of the Philosophy and History Program at OSU align with your professional interests and goals. Additionally, please include which Philosophy and History faculty member(s) you envision working with.
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