Ph.D. in Administration of Supervision and Curriculum

Are you interested in curriculum leadership positions in K-12, college/university, and other organizational settings? Our doctoral program offers you an opportunity to learn about a wide range of issues related to curricula, instruction, and classroom/learning technology.

Our doctoral program does not lead to Alabama teacher/instructional leadership certification.

Doctoral students are admitted annually in the fall semester. Applicants should submit completed application packets before March 1 for fall admission. Applications past the deadline will be considered if space allows or in consultation with program faculty.

Degree Overview


The Ph.D. program is flexible. You and your advisor work together to determine the best set of courses for you to take. The general distribution of coursework is as follows:

Doctoral Seminar – 6 HRS

Specialty / Core Courses – 24 HRS

These 21 hours are comprised of Educational Leadership courses.

Supporting Courses – 9 HRS

These courses tend to be distributed across Adult Education, Educational Media/Tech, Educational Foundations, and Educational Psychology courses.

Research Methods – 15 HRS

There are 9 required hours with the remaining 6 hours left to you to determine in consultation with your advisor.

Dissertation – 10 HRS

You must complete at least 10 hours of dissertation. Then, you must successfully defend the dissertation to a committee of the faculty that you and your advisor have agreed upon.

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Ellen Hahn, Program Coordinator

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: 04/18/2024