Doctoral Degrees (Ph.D. and Ed.D.)

In addition to the general requirements for admission to a program at the College of Education, to qualify for admission to a graduate program at the Doctor of Education level, an applicant must have earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college as well as a master’s degree appropriate to the intended field of specialization from an accredited college. A cumulative grade point average of no less than 3.0 is expected. The Graduate Record Exam is also required for admission. GRE scores must be recent within the past 5 years.

Degree Requirements

  1. Complete the stipulated course requirements for the degree program at this university.
  2. Complete all course requirements for the degree with a cumulative grade point average of B or better.
  3. Complete all course requirements for the degree with a cumulative grade point average of B or better.
  4. Pass comprehensive examinations as determined by the specific program prior to beginning dissertation work.
  5. Satisfactorily complete and defend a dissertation based upon the results of original research as approved by the candidate’s dissertation committee.
  6. Complete the program within eight years from the date of admission.

Degree Pathway for:

Links to program information on the College of Education pages:

  • Leadership Ph.D. and Ed.D.
  • Research and Evaluation Ph.D.

Updated 01/18/2018