The Ph.D. in Design and Planning from University of Colorado Denver trains scholars for careers in higher education, research, and high-level policy positions. It is a research-oriented doctoral degree with a flexible, interdisciplinary focus. Students actively draw from the rich intellectual resources of the University of Colorado campuses in both Denver and Boulder for classes, personalized instruction, teaching opportunities, and research appointments. Graduates of the program work in universities, government, non-profits and the private sector, both in the U.S. and around the world.
The Program has a number of expectations of PhD students; these are skills to develop by PhD students by the end of their tenure in the program. Students are expected to be proficient or above in each of four areas by the time they graduate from the Program.
Read the 2009-2010 Learning Outcomes Assessment Report.