Post-Secondary Science Education

Degree: Master of Science in Educational Studies

This Master's program is for doctoral students in LSA who wish to expand their knowledge of science learning and teaching.

If you are a doctoral student in the natural sciences, and you are interested in expanding your knowledge about science teaching, learning, and research, then consider this Master of Science degree in Post-Secondary Science Education. This program is open only to current doctoral students in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) in the sciences: Astronomy, Biophysics, Chemistry, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geological Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, and Physics. This degree is not a stand-alone master's degree, and to reiterate, it is intended only for students who are enrolled in a Ph.D. program in LSA, and will be conferred only when the student receives the Ph.D.

Curriculum and Plan of Study

This Master's degree is a minimum of 24 hours. You will take courses in learning theory, teaching and learning (including assessment), and post-secondary education. In addition, you will complete at least six hours of directed research related to post-secondary science education and a minimum of four hours of cognates in a basic science field.

A course-planning sheet outlines the course requirements, and will help you and your advisor keep track of your progress.


If you have any questions and/or would like additional information, please contact Professor Leah Bricker ( If you are interested in applying to the program, please see the application information.

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