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Research & Higher Education

Driving discovery and innovation


Across more than 20 programs built for professors, researchers, and higher education leaders, Curry students and graduates are shaping the future of higher education and driving cutting-edge research.

Preparing Scholars for Impact


A Decade of Impact

The Curry School's CASTL research center celebrates a decade of impact.

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What Happens After College?

Professor Josipa Roksa discusses her book that outlines the challenges college graduates face two years after graduating.

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Virginia Education Science Training Program

For more than a decade, Curry faculty have been training the next generation of education researchers.

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Remembering the Forgotten Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement


Teachers In The Movement

Professor Derrick Alridge is conducting research and collecting oral histories on educators who served as activists during the civil rights movement.

Careers

Related Career Opportunities

Researchers and Professors

Our Ph.D. programs prepare scholars who engage in original research. Upon graduation, students are prepared primarily for positions as faculty members in higher education or as researchers at research centers, policy centers or government agencies.

Higher Education

Our higher education degrees provide the opportunity to explore established and emerging practices and policies in higher ed. Focus areas include general administration, student affairs and intercollegiate athletics.

Research, Statistics & Evaluation

The goal of the RSE program is to produce graduates with the requisite knowledge, expertise, experience and professional traits to work productively as researchers, evaluators, policy analysts, assessment specialists and/or professors.