Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Ed.D.)

Admission Requirements

Both the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D.) program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies require a master’s degree from an accredited institution or 30 graduate semester hours beyond the bachelor’s degree from an accredited graduate school with no grade lower than ‘B’ and a graduate GPA of at least 3.50. In addition, an Autobiographical Statement to include career/academic goals and research interests (1000–1500 words), three recommendations (two professional and one academic), and an interview may be required.

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EPS), with provisions for educational leadership, including special administration, is designed for a person to who is planning on working in the field primarily as a practitioner; interested in educational research in settings such as a school district or educational institution; interested in developing continued leadership in education; and policy-making roles. 

The general requirements for the degrees are stated in the College's Academic Regulations.  In addition, all students must complete at least fifteen-credit sequence in the major.  Specific requirements for the major are determined in the consultation with the assigned advisor. A minimum six credits are required in doctoral seminars for non-majors.

All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.

Research Techniques: A minimum of 11 semester hours in research techniques are required from the following:

EPS 8180 (4 crs.) Research Seminar (required)

EER 7630 (3 crs.) Fundamentals of Statistics

EER 7640 (3 crs.) Fundamentals of Quantitative Research

EER 7650 (3 crs.) Computer Use in Research.

EER 7870 (3 crs.) Fundamentals of Qualitative Research

EER 8800 (3 crs.) Variance and Covariance Analysis

All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees.