The following requirements must be fulfilled: 60 credits, including 36 credits in core courses, and 24 credits in the concentration, successful completion of a second-year research project, successful completion of the comprehensive examination; oral defense of both the dissertation proposal and the dissertation.

Requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy program.

Core courses
SEHD 8200Foundations of Education I
SEHD 8201Foundations of Education II
SEHD 8100Special Topics (taken twice for a total of 6 credits)
Research methods
12 credits of doctoral-level research methods coursework, selected in consultation with advisor. At least one course must be in quantitative research methods and one in qualitative research methods.
SEHD 8999Dissertation Research (taken for at least 12 credits)
Additional requirements
Successful completion of second-year research project.
Successful completion of the comprehensive examination.
Oral defense of both the dissertation proposal and the dissertation.
Education and inequality concentration requirements
24 credits in graduate-level courses determined in consultation with the advisor. Course selections are determined by the focus of the concentration and the specific interests of the student.