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Departmental Core Requirements

The Department requires that all students, regardless of degree program, complete an overview in a research methods course.  All Ed.D. students are required to complete an introductory statistics course and a two-course sequence in research design (data collection and analysis) in a methodology that is relevant to their dissertation.  Students should work with their advisor and dissertation sponsor to select one of seven possible methodological designs: experimental and quasi-experimental survey research, applied qualitative research, ethnography, evaluation, action research, and historical research.