Top Online PhD Programs in Curriculum & Instruction


This ranking article begins by stating that curriculum is a cornerstone in education and that couldn’t be more true. Curriculum is a broad term with multiple applications but at its simplest, it is all of the academic content in a given course or program. Every student experience in an academic year can be summarized as curriculum. Because children are our future, this key component to the field of education could always use employment candidates with the pinnacle of experience. OnlineCollegePlan did the research and has found that that experience can be gained online. In light of that, they have written a new ranking, the Top 30 Online PhD Programs in Curriculum & Instruction. You can read it here:

PhD programs are typically rare to find online, so this ranking features both Doctor of Philosophy online programs as well as Doctor of Education online programs. Some of the offerings featured can be finished in just three years of full-time study; however, students could have over seven years to complete their work if needed. So, earning a PhD is very demanding but these programs are designed to fit into to the lifestyle of a busy professional, especially those of you who are teachers. There are some on-campus intensives required but they are held during the summer when school is out.

The research editor describes each program thoroughly, curating information to allow prospective students gain a solid understanding of their options. Each school was scored out of a possible 300 points based on affordability, freshman retention, and graduation rate. While freshman retention is not a factor in graduate-level programs, it is a good indicator of the overall quality of a school. The number one institution, the University of Florida, received a score of 271. You can view the whole list of schools in ascending order below.

1. University of Florida (Gainesville, FL)

2. University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

3. Texas A&M University (College Station, TX)

4. University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

5. University at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY)

6. Texas Tech University (Lubbock, TX)

7. University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY)

8. Northeastern University (Boston, MA)

9. Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA)

10. Boise State University (Boise, ID)

11. Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX)

12. University of Illinois (Champaign, IL)

13. George Fox University (Newberg, OR)

14. Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA)

15. University of West Florida (Pensacola, FL)

16. New Mexico State University (Las Cruces, NM)

17. Andrews University (Berrien Springs, MI)

18. University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)

19. Morehead State University (Morehead, KY)

20. University of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, LA)

21. Evangel University (Springfield, MO)

22. Kennesaw State University (Kennesaw, GA)

23. Columbus State University (Columbus, GA)

24. Liberty University (Norfolk, VA)

25. University of Toledo (Toledo, OH)

26. University of West Georgia (Carrollton, GA)

27. Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL)

28. Idaho State University (Pocatello, ID)

29. Concordia University Chicago (Chicago, IL)

30. Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL)

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