The PhD in Physics: Physics Education combines curriculum from the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Education. Students participate in a larger community of discipline-based education research in STEM fields through the Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction.
As a student in the Physics Education doctoral program, you'll develop graduate-level understanding in physics and in research on learning and instruction, through both coursework and participation in your own original research, which will include completing a dissertation that contributes to the literature. The program is designed to prepare students for faculty positions in higher education, although graduates may go on to a variety of careers, such as in private education-related industry or museums.
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