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Ph.D. in Organizational, Leadership, Policy, and Development: Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE) Program Track


Comparative and international development education (CIDE) uses an interdisciplinary approach to the study of education’s role in economic, political, and sociocultural development; international educational exchange; and the internationalization of education. The two specializations within CIDE are comparative and international development education and intercultural/international education.

Who enrolls in this program?
Students enrolled in CIDE are the future leaders, university faculty members, policy analysts, and researchers in the field of comparative and international development education. Students enrolled in this program incorporate relevant knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities into their studies, and they apply theory and practice in their area of specialization. The program is selective and is limited to 10-12 students each year. All new students begin the program in the fall semester.

What will my program look like?
The Ph.D. requires that students take at least 48 semester credits of coursework. With adviser approval, students can transfer 9-18 semester credits from their master's degree toward these 48 Ph.D. credits. In addition, 24 semester thesis credits will be required for the dissertation for a total of 72 credits. Typically, a course that meets once a week throughout the semester is three credits. Students can complete the coursework on either a full-time or part-time basis.

See CIDE curriculum details.

How long will my Ph.D. program take?
Attending full time, students normally complete the required coursework in 2 to 2½ years, during which time they also complete preliminary written and oral examinations. Most students are able to complete their dissertation in another 1 to 2 years. Upon completion of their dissertation, students then take a final oral examination. Doctoral students must complete all their requirements and receive their degree within five calendar years after passing their preliminary oral examination.


For questions regarding the admissions process, admissions documents, or general information about the program contact:

Dr. Jeremy Hernandez
Coordinator of Graduate Studies

Specific questions regarding course content should be directed to the program coordinator:

Dr. Gerry Fry
Coordinator, Comparative and International Development Education Program

Revised January 19, 2016


Applications are due December 1, 2017 for 2018 Fall semester start.

Fall semester start only.

Only students accepted in the December review are considered for assistantships.

Admission requirements.

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Fall 2017 online application will be available starting August 2017.

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