Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum, Instruction & the Science of Learning
University at Buffalo

Program Details

The online Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum, Instruction and the Science of Learning program is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on addressing practical educational problems through research in diverse contexts for learning and teaching.  The curriculum emphasizes the science of learning, using an evidenced-based practice through design research, and also teaches educators how to investigate and solve complex educational problems involving multiple disciplines.  Students can choose from five concentrations:

  • Elementary education
  • English education
  • Mathematics education
  • Reading education
  • Science education


  • GRE or MAT
  • Official transcripts
  • Sample of academic writing
  • Statement of Interest
  • Resume
  • Admission Interview
  • A master’s degree

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education