Admissions to the Comparative and International Education (CIE) program is closed at this time.
The Ph.D. degree program in Comparative and International Education (Ph.D. CIE) prepares students for research, scholarly inquiry, and advanced professional careers in the field of comparative and international education. The difference between this listing and the Ph.D. Comparative and International Education listing is the delivery method. Application requirements and course curriculum are the same. Our hybrid courses are delivered on-line in the fall and spring semesters and each summer we offer academic and professional institutes face to face in Bethlehem, PA.
A hallmark of this program is the bridge between educational theory, research, and practice. The Ph.D. degree will build on and combine the strengths of the M.Ed. in Globalization and Educational Change program by being practical, research-oriented, and policy-focused, while adding a robust theory-oriented and research-driven component.
The Ph.D. CIE degree offers a combination of rigorous training in comparative education; key skills in policy analysis, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy; as well as provides students with the flexibility to pursue in-depth research in a variety of areas critical to comparative and international education. Graduates are prepared to work in higher education institutions, educational research and policy organizations, government offices, ministries of education, and international development organizations.
Curriculum can be found in the course catalog.
Application Requirements & Deadlines
- Completed online application
- $65 Application Fee
- GPA Minimum: 3.0 undergraduate
- GPA Minimum: 3.5 (graduate)
- Official transcript(s) from each post-secondary institution attended
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Clearance - acknowledgement only
- TOEFL score, if applicable
- Essay - Comparative and International Education Ph.D.
- 2 graduate level writing samples
- GRE test score
- GRE test score, minimum 75th percentile
- Curriculum Vitae
- Interview with faculty
- January 1 for fall semester start