Doctor of Philosophy in Education
The doctor of philosophy (PhD) in education degree program is designed to create opportunities for cross-disciplinary education research by concentrating on critical national and global problems in which education and human development play a significant role. To adequately address issues, scholars require both a strong foundation in education as well as theoretical and disciplinary grounding in multiple disciplines. The PhD program is distinguished by four characteristics: candidates apply to a cross-disciplinary research team that is focused on a critical problem related to education; approaches to the research problems require a cross-disciplinary lens; students engage in research throughout their program; and candidates aspire to careers in which the production of research is paramount.
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The following requirements must be fulfilled: 60 credits in required courses and successful completion of the comprehensive examination.
Requirements of the Doctor of Philosophy program.
|SEHD 8100||Special Topics (taken four times)|
|EDUC 8120||Group Comparison Designs and Analyses|
|EDUC 8122||Qualitative Research Methods|
|6 credits from the following|
|EDUC 8130||Survey Research Methods|
|EDUC 8131||Case Study Research Methods|
|EDUC 8140||Ethnographic Research Methods|
|EDUC 8142||Phenomenological Research Methods|
|EDUC 8144||Discourse Analysis|
|EDUC 8170||Educational Measurement|
|EDUC 8171||Predictive Designs and Analyses|
|EDUC 8172||Multivariate Analysis|
|EDUC 8173||Structural Equation Modeling|
|EDUC 8174||Hierarchical Linear Modeling|
|EDUC 8175||Item Response Theory|
|EDUC 8177||Assessment Engineering|
|SEHD 8100||Special Topics|
|24 credits in graduate-level courses determined in consultation with the advisor at the time of admission. Course selections are determined by the focus of the cross-disciplinary research team and the specific interests of the student.|
|SEHD 8999||Dissertation Research (taken for a minimum of 12 credits.)|
|Second-year research project, an oral defense of both dissertation proposal and dissertation, and successful completion of a comprehensive examination are required.|