Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (Ph.D.)

Admission Requirements

Both the Doctor of Education program and the Doctor of Philosophy 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 Philosophy program requires evidence of past research efforts and interests as a prerequisite for admission. Applicants for this degree should be interested in careers which include a research emphasis.

The general requirements for the degrees are stated under Doctoral Degrees. In addition, all students must complete at least a sixteen-credit sequence in the major. Specific requirements for the major are determined in consultation with the assigned advisor. A minimum six credits is required in doctoral seminars for non-majors. The research courses required are:

EER 7630Fundamentals of Statistics3
EER 7650Computer Use in Research3
LDT 9110Advanced Research Seminar and Practicum4
or EER 8992 Research and Experimental Design

The Ph.D. student will take EER 8800 and either EER 7870 or EER 8820. All course work 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.