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University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Chicago , IL

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University of Illinois at Chicago


University of Illinois at Chicago / Department of Curriculum and Instruction is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Curriculum studies
Master of Education (M Ed) Elementary education
Master of Education (M Ed) Secondary education

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 97
Doctoral Degrees 10

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic
applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 9th January 9th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 17.18%
Black or African American 15.42%
White or Caucasian 54%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 6.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1.32%
Unknown 1.32%


Male (25%)
Female (74%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 6
Male (10)
Female (16)


Focus of faculty research: Curriculum theory, curriculum development, research on teaching, curriculum and context, reading/literacy
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL  60607-7128
United States
Contact Prof. Alfred Tatum
Associate Professor/Director/Chair
Phone: 312-413-3883
Fax: 312-996-8134