The doctoral degree requires a doctoral examination and a minimum of 66 semester hours: 51 hours of course work and 15 hours of dissertation research. Course requirements include 15 hours of core coursework, 6 hours of foundations coursework, 15 hours in an area of concentration, 3 hours of Professional Practice, and 12 hours of research methods. You can view a full description of program requirements in the TCH Doctoral Handbook. To learn more about courses, please reference the University graduate catalog.
Scholarly Development Requirement
In lieu of a Residency Requirement, a doctoral student is expected to work with at least one faculty mentor to demonstrate scholarly development as a sole or co-author. This requirement must be completed after 18 semester hours of coursework but before undertaking the comprehensive doctoral examination.
Once admitted to the Doctoral program, students are matched with a faculty member in the School of Teaching and Learning. This faculty member serves as a personal point of contact for students who are completing the program requirements.