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Purdue University

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

West Lafayette, IN

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Overview

Purdue University / Department of Curriculum and Instruction is located in West Lafayette, IN, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Language arts
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Agricultural and extension education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Science education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Social studies education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Foreign language education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Career and technical education
Master of Science (MS) Agricultural and extension education
Master of Science (MS) Science education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Agricultural and extension education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Educational technology
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Family and consumer sciences education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Mathematics education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Foreign language education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Career and technical education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Curriculum studies
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Agricultural and extension education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Social studies education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Language arts
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Family and consumer sciences education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Literacy
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Science education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Literacy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Social studies education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Art education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Industrial technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Mathematics education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Foreign language education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Industrial technology
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Science education
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum studies
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Educational technology
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Literacy
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Family and consumer sciences education
Master of Science (MS) Mathematics education
Specialist in Education (Ed S) Language arts
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Career and technical education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Curriculum studies
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Elementary education
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Educational technology
Master of Science in Education (MS Ed) Mathematics education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 107
Doctoral Degrees 20
Other Advanced Degrees 2

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0)
Thesis Optional
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1000, 300 for new scoring)
Thesis Required
Oral and written exams
Other Advanced Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1000, 300 for new scoring)
Oral presentation, project

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

150
Applied
118
Accepted
73
Enrolled
79%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 15th March 1st No
Spring deadline September 15th August 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (if undergraduate GPA is below 3.0)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test (minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 1000, 300 for new scoring)
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; master's degree with minimum GPA of 3.0 or equivalent
Additional Entrance Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or equivalent; master's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 77

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships

Student Body

364
Total Graduate Students
12%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.04%
Black or African American 6.87%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.82%
Asian 2.75%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.27%
Two or more races 1.92%
Unknown 3.85%

Gender

Male (32%)
Female (67%)

Faculty

38
Total faculty
Full-time - 37
Part-time - 1
Male (10)
Female (28)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Literacy acquisition and development, teacher beliefs and knowledge, recruitment and retention of underrepresented students, economic education, literacy discourse
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address West Lafayette, IN  47907
United States
Contact Janet M. Alsup
Head
Email: alsupj@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-9667

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