Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction
The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is offered at Mercer’s Atlanta and Macon campuses beginning once a year during the summer semester (May). Mercer offers two convenient hybrid (in-class and online) delivery formats allowing students to determine the best fit for their busy schedules. Students may earn their degree while continuing to work and teach. The supportive cohort model allows for ongoing collaboration with classmates and faculty mentors. The dissertation process is embedded throughout the program allowing for completion in a minimum of three years. Coursework is taken sequentially over a minimum of nine semesters. Classes are delivered in 16-week sessions.
Atlanta - Evening/Hybrid Format
Students will attend classes one weeknight evening per course, either online or face-to-face from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the fall (August) and spring (January), or 5:00 pm to 9:15 pm in the summer (May). Doctoral seminars will meet approximately four times each semester and are usually held on Saturdays.
Macon - Weekend/Online Format
Students will attend classes inclusive of doctoral seminars three weekends per semester from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday and all day Saturday. Online sessions will be delivered in both synchronous and asynchronous formats.
In addition to the regular class sessions, students have the opportunity for individual advising and consultation via a variety of formats, including face-to-face sessions, telephone calls, Skype, or Blackboard Collaborate.
International Student Requirements:
International applicants should consult the university catalog for additional requirements.
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Master's College or University I
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