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Graduate School

Foundations of Education Ph.D.


  • Major: Foundations of Education
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
  • School/College: Education

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See the program curriculum and learn about admission. 



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Fall Application Deadlines:  December 1 (priority), April 15 (final)
Spring Application Deadline:  September 15
Summer Application Deadline:  December 1 (priority), April 15 (final)

Required Documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • Writing prompt required - contact Program Coordinator, Dr. Kara Brown for details
  • Personal Statement - must address (1) specific interest in Social Foundations and Qualitative Inquiry, and (2) why this subject area at USC
  • Resume
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation - strongly recommend submitting references from professors
  • Academic Writing Sample - recommended, not required

Applications Accepted for These Semesters...

  • Fall Semester
  • Spring Semester
  • Summer Semester

Areas of Concentration 

  • Philosophical Track
  • Historical Track
  • Sociological Track


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