Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
Hybrid Program in Atlanta and Macon
TWO CONVENIENT PROGRAM DELIVERY MODELS
The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction is offered at Mercer’s Atlanta and Macon campuses. New cohorts begin 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. Therefore students may earn their degree while continuing to work and teach. The supportive cohort model allows for ongoing collaboration with classmates and faculty mentors. Another feature of the program is that the dissertation process is embedded throughout the program allowing for completion in 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.
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PROGRAM OF STUDY AND REQUIREMENTS
The program of study in Curriculum and Instruction will require a minimum of 63 graduate level course credits beyond the Master's Degree which include a 12 hour dissertation project. A student must demonstrate a proficiency in this material through the comprehensive examination. The following is the general program of study:
Program of Study
Ph.D. Core……………………………………. 36 hours
Ph.D. Research Block………………………. 15 hours
Ph.D. Dissertation………………………….. 12 hours
TOTAL…………………………………….…. 63 hours
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSPriority Deadline (Atlanta) - December 15
Final Deadline (Atlanta and Macon) – March 15
- A completed Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction application – Apply online >
- Non-refundable $35 application fee
- A copy of current master’s level teaching certificate
- Current vita or résumé
- Two official copies of transcripts of all academic work (with minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.5)
- Three professional letters of recommendation; one of these letters must be from the candidate’s school system supervisor
- Documentation of three years of successful teaching experience
- Written narrative of career and academic goal Completion of an in-person writing sample Official copy of recent GRE scores (within the last five years.) The target scores for tests taken after August 1, 2011 are 151 Verbal, 151 Quantitative, and 4.0 for Analytical Writing. Target scores for tests taken prior to August 2011 are 1100 for Verbal and Quantitative sections and 4.0 for the Writing section. GRE scores are not the sole criteria; applicants with scores lower than the target may apply but will need to provide compelling evidence of potential to complete doctoral level work.
- Qualified applicants will be invited to interview with the Curriculum and Instruction Program faculty admissions panel.
International applicants should consult the university catalog for additional requirements.
Mail application materials to the appropriate campus to which you are applying.Macon
Macon, GA 31207Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30341