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Learning Sciences

Important Note: This is the archived version of the 2012–2014 Graduate Catalog. The information on these pages was archived on August 22, 2012 and will not be updated as requirement and/or program changes are approved.

Admission Requirements Degree Requirements

Mailing Address:
1007 West Harrison Street (MC 057)
Chicago, IL 60607-7137

Campus Location: 2048 Behavioral Sciences Building
Program Code: 20FS5084PHD
Telephone: (312) 413-3901
Web Site:
Graduate Program Head/Chair: Susan Goldman
Director of Graduate Studies: Donal Wink

The UIC Graduate College offers an interdisciplinary program of academic work leading to the Doctor of Philosophy in Learning Sciences. This doctoral degree complements and draws on expertise in learning sciences research conducted in several academic departments and degree programs on the campus, including those in Chemistry, Computer Science, Education, Mathematics, Psychology, and others. Consult the appropriate chapters in this catalog for information on degree programs in these related disciplines.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are considered on an individual basis. Transcripts of all undergraduate and any graduate work must be submitted. In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following program requirements:

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Doctor of Philosophy

*Annual Review Required: While it is not, strictly considered, an examination, an annual student assessment will constitute the first step in a two-step student assessment process, of which the comprehensive written exam is the second part. In the first part, each student will submit an annual review to the doctoral advisor, consisting of a record of progress through the program, relevant professional experiences, and, importantly, candidate self-assessment of academic and professional progress. Failure to submit an annual review upon repeat notification to students will constitute evidence of insufficient progress through the program, leading to consideration of dismissal from the program. Due process will be observed to protect student rights and program integrity.