Doctor of Education
The Ed.D. requires a minimum of 90 points of graduate coursework, completion of the certification exam (an exam in two parts), and the writing and successful defense of a dissertation.
Core courses required:
- ORL 5521 Introduction to research methods in education (3) or equivalent with advisor approval
- ORLH 4010 Purposes and policies of higher education (3)
- ORLH 4011 Curriculum and instruction in higher education (3)
- ORLH 4020 College and university organization and administration (3)
- ORLH 4031 Financial administration of higher education institutions (3)
- ORLH 5021 Patterns of organization and management in higher education (3)
- ORLH 5044 Theories of diversity in higher education (3)
- ORLH 5526 Advanced professional seminar: The literature of higher education (3)
- ORLH 5527 Advanced professional seminar: The college professoriate (3)
- ORLH 6511 Coordinating seminar in higher education (3)
- ORLH 6551 Advanced seminar in higher education II (3)
- ORLH 5011 College teaching and learning (3)
In addition to ORL 5521, all Ed.D. students must take a minimum of three additional research courses to be selected relative to student’s research preparation needs. See department core requirements. Remaining fifteen courses (45 points) are to be distributed as follows:
Six courses within the Program with advisor approval. The chosen concentration must represent a coherent area of study that broadly situates dissertation research.
Five courses outside the Program, with at least three of these outside the department. Chosen with advisor approval, these courses must contribute substantively, theoretically, or methodologically to the student’s selected area of study.
Five courses within or outside the program, with advisor approval.
Internships are open to doctoral students on a space-available basis but require approval of faculty advisor and program coordinator, including possible addition of course requirements.
Adjustments to requirements and distributions, as shown for the M.A., Ed.M., and Ed.D. in Higher and Postsecondary Education, require approval of the advisor and program coordinator.