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Graduate Catalog 2016/2017


Curriculum and Instruction (CUR)
with a Concentration in Interdisciplinary Education (DIE)

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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
CIP Code: 13.0301
College of Education (ED)
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Bachelor's Degree): 102
Total Minimum Program Hours Required (Post Masters Degree): 69

Contact Information:
College of Education
Curriculum and Instruction Department (CNI)
4202 E. Fowler Avenue EDU105
Tampa FL  33620

Program Director or Coordinator:
Barbara Shircliffe
Phone: 813-974-4001
Email: shirclif@usf.edu

Website: http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/Interdisciplinary.html


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Program Information

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Concentration in the Ph.D. degree is to provide opportunities for those students who have educational backgrounds and interests that span a variety of disciplines that may include work outside as well as inside the College of Education. Students who have the ability and desire to integrate study and research among several departments/programs are encouraged to apply to the Interdisciplinary Concentration.

 

Accreditation Information:

Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools.

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Admissions Information

Admission Deadlines

There is an established University deadline for the submission of admission application materials. Programs may have earlier deadlines than the University deadline. The deadlines reflected below are the earliest of the two deadlines. Graduate Programs may continue to accept and process applications after the published deadline if space exists within the program. Check with the Program for availability.

Application Deadline (domestic application)

Fall: February 15
Spring: October 15
Summer: February 15

International Students

Foreign applicants who are outside the U.S. are required to apply for a visa. Depending on the country of origin, this may take a few months. So the deadlines for these international applicants may be earlier than the Program deadline and these applicants must apply prior to both deadlines. They are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. Foreign applicants who are in the U.S. and are currently on a visa may use the domestic application deadline dates. In addition to meeting the published application deadline for the Program of interest, all immigration documents should be submitted as soon as possible, but must be on file at USF no later than the following processing deadlines:

Fall: February 15
Spring: September 15
Summer: January 15

Admission Requirements

You must comply with general University policies and meet general University Admission requirements in addition to those listed below.

Must meet University requirements (see Graduate Admissions) as well as requirements listed below.

Program Admission Requirements

Refer to each area of concentration for program admission requirements or contact the program for assistance.

Admissions Status: Apply

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Program Degree Requirements

INTERDISCIPLINARY EDUCATION (DIE)
The purpose of the Interdisciplinary track in the Ph.D. degree is to provide opportunities for those students who have educational backgrounds and interests that span a variety of disciplines that may include work outside as well as inside the College of Education. Students who have the ability and desire to integrate study and research among several departments/programs are encouraged to apply to the Interdisciplinary track.

Total Program requirements with this concentration:
69 hours minimum

Core Requirements:
     EEX 7743 - Philosophies of Inquiry(3)
Foundations of Education minimum of 9 credits or 3 courses
Courses selected from among areas of curriculum, social/historical foundations, and educational psychology, or equivalent, with approval of doctoral committee. Examples of appropriate courses identified on list on concentration website.

Research Methods and Tools minimum of 15 credits
Minimum of 15 credits, or 2 courses addressing Quantitative Methods and 2 courses addressing Qualitative Methods. Examples of appropriate courses identified in list on concentration website, or equivalent, with the approval of the doctoral committee. Note that the student's doctoral committee may require more than the minimum number of courses/experiences.

Concentration Requirements - 36 hours minimum
Courses must be distributed across two/three disciplines, with the approval of the doctoral committee.

Doctoral Dissertation - 6 hours minimum

Note that upon attainment of Doctoral Candidacy student must register for a minimum of 2 credit hours every semester (including summers) until successful completion and graduation.

Note that the student's doctoral committee may require more than the minimum number of hours.Note that the student's doctoral committee will be responsible for ensuring that the student will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application of multiple research methods and design, that the student is actively engaged in research throughout the program of study, and that the student will have a supervised teaching experience.
 


College Degree Requirements

Refer to the College Section of theGraduate Catalog for College requirements and information.

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USF Degree Requirements

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Financial Assistance


Financial Aid

Fellowships & Scholarships

Graduate Assistantships

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Registration Process

First, contact your graduate program advisor for guidance courses to register for. Obtain any electronic course permit if necessary. Register for the new student orientation online at http://www.grad.usf.edu/orientation.php. Then go to http://oasis.usf.edu/ the link to OASIS, USF's on-line registration system to register for your classes. Follow the directions given on-line.

To access online course materials, students must have a USF NetID (e-mail account). Please visit: https://netid.usf.edu/una/ to obtain your NetID.

New students, including those studying online, may obtain a USFCard. Please visit: http://www.usf.edu/it/class-prep/usf-card.aspx to obtain your USFCard.

Tuition and fees: Fees are determined by the level of the course. Please visit Cash Accounting, Controller's Office, for information on tuition and fees.

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Graduate Course Information

Use the list below to lookup graduate courses related to this program in the USF Course Inventory:

EDH7225, EDG7667, EDG7692, EDF6407, EDF7408, EDF7410, EDF7437, EDF7484, EDF7493, EDF7477, EDF7478, EDF6531, EDF6705, EDF6736, EDF6765, EDF6883, EDF7586, EDF7682, EDF7934,