This program is offered fully online with summer institutes.

Applications for our May 2025 cohort open July 1, 2024.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum focused on the Science of Reading.
  • Designed for the working professional, the Mount’s Doctoral program is convenient to an educator’s schedule, available fully online with on-campus summer institutes.
  • Built on the success of our fully online, IDA Accredited graduate programs in Reading Science.
  • We aim to prepare the next generation of education professors and literacy leaders to teach and lead others in the practices that have been identified most advantageous through scientifically-based reading research.


The mission of the Reading Science Program is to prepare educational leaders in the science of reading to effect social justice through impacting educational systems, enabling these systems to provide effective research-based literacy instruction for all. 

Reading Science Doctoral Program

Tuition Scholarships: New Application Deadline: November 1st

Forms and Information
Prerequisite Form
Financial Aid Information Form
2024-2025 Graduate Rate Sheet
View a complete listing of tuition, fees, and other costs associated with graduate study at the University.


Graduate Admission
800-654-9314, extension 4807

For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Amy Murdoch
Assistant Dean, Reading Science Program


Doctoral Program Faculty

Jane Ashby

Ph. D. Professor

Elizabeth Corbo

Ed. D. Assistant Professor

Jennifer Keelor

Ph. D. Assistant Professor

Amy Murdoch

Ph. D. Assistant Dean of the Reading Science Program

Stephanie Stollar

Ph. D. Assistant Professor

Ed.D. Inquiry Form