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Doctoral Programs

Graduate programs in the Michigan State University College of Education foster the insights and skills needed to deal with the most pressing challenges facing the education profession. They also are among the most highly regarded by deans and professors throughout the nation. Outstanding, internationally known faculty members construct rigorous opportunities for advanced study, mentor students and engage in millions of dollars of funded research.

Preparing Top Scholars

The Ph.D. programs prepare researchers to serve in professional positions in universities, research agencies, policy agencies and schools. Doctoral students are essential partners in developing new knowledge and in preparing the next generation of educators, coaches, athletic trainers and scholars.

See which doctoral programs rank in the nation's top-10.

Unparalleled Experiences

  • A commitment to study real problems of practice and contribute to policy development and analysis.
  • A diverse community of scholars known for its culture of collaboration, especially across disciplinary boundaries
  • The opportunity to participate in an international study trip sponsored by the college
  • Flexibility allowing individuals to tailor programs to their scholarly and professional interests
  • Many centers, projects and offices that provide contexts for conducting and disseminating research in the field, on a small or large scale

Doctoral Program List

Graduate Specializations and Certificates

Graduate specializations and certificates are non-degree-granting programs that provide students with a focused curriculum or set of courses to expand knowledge and understanding about a key topic. See the full list of Graduate Specializations and Certificates offered by the MSU College of Education.

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