About the Program
The Urban Education Doctoral Program (UEDP) is offered through The School of Education (SOE) as an interdepartmental program of study leading to the Ph.D. At the time of application for admission to the UEDP, students must choose a transcript designated specialization in:
Special Features of the Program include:
- Classes held during the evenings, weekends and summers to accommodate working schedules
- Interactions with graduate faculty members who have years of experience as teachers, collaborators with schools and researchers who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in various fields.
- Study of current theories and practices in urban education, curriculum design and instructional methods.
- Individualized programs of study through independent study opportunities based on your interests and research designs that fulfill your goals and inquiry focus.
- Small classes to ensure the attainment of advanced skills and knowledge to align with your interests and needs.
- Professional exchanges with metropolitan area educators and opportunities to engage in collaborative research.
The Ph.D. Program leads to a research degree. Research, therefore, is an integral part of the program. The program requires each participant to develop research skills ranging from logic in inquiry to development of specific methodological skills. Mastery of these research skills is demonstrated through course work, research projects and the dissertation. Graduates apply their skills in a variety of settings--institutions of higher education, public or private school settings, federal, state or local government agencies, community organizations, and the private sector.
There are more than 80 faculty members in the School of Education representing diverse disciplines within the broad field of education; 41 faculty members are approved Doctoral Advisors/Major Professors, all of whom hold Graduate Faculty status. Faculty maintain active research and publication records, serve as editors of journals and on editorial review boards, and regularly present papers at national and international conferences. With a commitment to teaching, research and professional service, the faculty are accessible and committed to working with students.
Doctoral students have full access to an excellent library, use of mainframe computers, and access to the Internet and other technology. The School of Education Consulting Office for Research and Evaluation (CORE
) provides supportive services for research projects, grant acquisition and other research and scholarship-related activities. Please visit SOE's Offices and Centers
for related information. In addition, a regular series of doctoral forums, faculty-student colloquia and lectures are held each year.
Support for doctoral students is available in the form of fellowships, assistantships
, and loans. Fellowships and assistantships support full-time study which is encouraged. The doctoral program provides assistantships to approximately 20 doctoral students each year. Additional student support is provided by Extramural Funding obtained by the Faculty. Interested applicants should file an application for a Graduate Assistantship with the Urban Education Doctoral Program at the time of program application. Application and additional information can be founds here
. Various fellowships and awards are offered through the Graduate School
for those who have financial need and for minority students. Students may contact the Graduate School, UWM, P.O. Box 340, Milwaukee, WI 53201, 414-229-6569 for further information.