In our Ph.D. program, you can specialize in biology, chemistry, physics, or general science.  Understanding society’s diverse technological focus, we will prepare you for success. Through coursework and careful mentorship, you’ll increase your knowledge, interpret and conduct research, and add to the research field in science education. Our graduates are leaders in science education and work as collegiate faculty.

Ph.D. programs are not part of the Auburn University approved Educator Preparation Programs. The state of Alabama does not have certification/license at this level and therefore this degree is not eligible for reciprocity in other states.

Degree Overview

Coursework — 78 hours minimum

  • Advisor-approved Courses — 60 hours

  • Research Courses — 18 hours

  • Exact programs of study are developed with your chair and faculty committee.

  • Masters or other graduate work may count toward total degree hours

Research — 10 hours minimum

  • Work with major professor to choose research topic

  • Complete 10 hours of research and dissertation

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Ready to join the Auburn Family?

Visit Auburn’s Graduate School homepage for checklists, resources, valuable graduate student information and to begin your application. Please contact department faculty listed above with program-specific questions.

Last updated: 11/13/2023