Doctoral Programs at the Neag School

View of Gentry Building in Autumn.
(Garrett Spahn/UConn Photo)

We teach. We lead. We inspire.

Doctoral Degrees to Transform the Educational Landscape
The Neag School of Education stands out as a significant contributor to instructional and research excellence at the University of Connecticut, one of the nation’s leading public education institutions, with academic departments dedicated to educational leadership, educational psychology, and curriculum and instruction. The Neag School ranks consistently among the top 20 public graduate schools of education in the country, according to the U.S. News & World Report.

Our mission is to improve educational and social systems to be more effective, equitable, and just for all. We develop educators, professionals, and scholars; conduct rigorous and relevant research; and engage in reciprocal and responsible partnerships with students, practitioners, policymakers, and community members in Connecticut and around the world.

With federal funding provided by such agencies as the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), faculty and doctoral students in the Neag School are pursuing research endeavors that are making a lasting, positive impact across the state of Connecticut and the United States.

Our faculty bring a wealth of knowledge and research expertise in such areas as education policy, educational psychology, educational technology, sport management, and teacher education. Their collective research endeavors address issues as diverse as closing the achievement gap, shaping school policy, serving gifted and talented students, and improving educational, social, and behavioral outcomes for youth nationwide.

The deadline to apply to all of our Ph.D. programs is Dec. 1.

Meet some of our current and past Neag School doctoral students:

Sandra Silva-Enos. [Links to story on first Neag School Holmes Scholars Program cohort.]

Sandra Silva-Enos, doctoral student and Holmes Scholar.

Rachael Manzer and her husband, Ken. [Links to story on Rachael Manzer.]

Rachael Manzer, doctoral student.

Pauline Batista holds Olympic torch in Rio at 2016 games. [Links to story on Batista.]

Pauline Batista, doctoral student.

Click to read about David Alexandro in Educational Psychology

David Alexandro: Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation

Click to read about Kristi Kaeppel in Educational Leadership

Kristi Kaeppel: Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy

Check to read about Jesse Mala  in Educational Leadership

Jesse Mala: Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy

Click to read about Emily Tarconish in Educational Psychology

Emily Tarconish: Special Education

Click to read an issue brief by Chelsea Connery in Educational Leadership

Issue Brief by Chelsea Connery: Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy

Check to read about Kevin Liner in Curriculum and Instruction

Kevin Liner: Curriculum and Instruction

Click to read about Robert Cotto, Educational Leadership

Robert Cotto: Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy

Click to read about Shannon Holder in Educational Leadership

Shannon Holder: Learning, Leadership, and Education Policy

Check to read about Dakota Cintron in Educational Psychology

Dakota Cintron: Research Methods, Measurement, and Evaluation