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College of Education

Educational Foundations & Inquiry: Degree Programs


Certificate of Graduate Study in Qualitative Research

This certificate program will prepare you to conduct qualitative studies and apply best practices in conducting qualitative inquiries. It is a blend of courses in qualitative research theory, method, and design. The certificate also meets the doctoral cognate requirements for a number of degree programs within the University; ask your program advisor for specifics. 

For more information, contact Dr. Allison Anders at or 803-777-0521, or visit the academic bulletin. We invite you to read the gainful employment information about this program and our general gainful employment information. Visit the Bursar’s Office webpage for information on tuition rates and fees.


Foundations of Education, Ph.D.

The Doctoral Program in Foundations of Education offers a great breadth and depth in the study of social, philosophical, and historical issues in education. You will examine cultural studies as they relate to education, along with the anthropology, philosophy, and sociology of education. Recent research foci have included analysis of the changing social context that American educational policy and practice now operate in, and the educational implications of recent social change in American life. For more information about specific curriculum requirements, please visit the academic bulletin.