The doctoral program requires a doctoral examination and a minimum of 75 hours: 60 hours of course work and 15 hours of dissertation research. All students must consult with the department chair at the beginning of their program to complete a Course Planning Document for Ph.D. or Ed.D. Learn about orientation, the course of study, and the dissertation and defense.
Required Core Courses (30 hours)
All doctoral students in the EAF department, whether in the P-20 or higher education concentrations, are asked to complete a core curriculum of 30 hours that focus on administrative theory and educational leadership (6 hours), qualitative and quantitative research design (6 hours), key issues in doctoral-level scholarship (3 hours), and – at the dissertation stage – work on dissertation research itself (15 hours).
Course # Course Title
Leadership, Equity, and Inquiry Core Courses
Total Hours 75
Pass Comprehensive Examination
Defend Dissertation Research
To successfully complete Educational Administration and Foundations courses, students in all programs are expected to have frequent and convenient access to a computer and electronic resources. Review the EAF technology requirements.
Learn about the residency requirement.
Within the first 2 weeks of the semester that you plan to graduate: