Education: Workforce and Adult Education, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2019-2020. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 72 Hours

Required Courses
SCFD 6983Diversity and Equity Issues in Education3
SCFD 6113Theoretical Foundations of Inquiry3
Hours Subtotal6
Extended Inquiry
Select 12 hours from the following:12
Analyses of Variance
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
Qualitative Research I
Qualitative Research: Selected Methods
Qualitative Research II
Other courses as appropriate and available
Hours Subtotal12
Specialization Structure (Core for WAED)
WAED 6103Philosophy of Workforce and Adult Education3
WAED 6233Managing Knowledge in Learning Organizations3
CIED 6503Doctoral Seminar3
WAED 6353Future of Technology, Work and Society3
WAED 5010Seminar3
Hours Subtotal15
Specialization Electives
Select 15 hours from the following:15
Evaluation of Workforce and Adult Education Programs and Instruction
Internationalism, Globalization and Workforce Education
Curriculum Planning in Workforce and Adult Education
Advanced Instructional Procedures in Workforce and Adult Education
History, Principles, and Organization of Workforce Education
Administration and Supervision of Workforce Education Programs
Special Problems in Workforce and Adult Education
Individualized Competency Based Instruction and Customized Training
WAED 5483
WAED 5673
Developing and Analyzing Teaching Content
Financing Workforce and Adult Education
Doctoral Internship in Workforce and Adult Education
Others by permission of doctoral committee chair
Hours Subtotal15
Cognate Area
Coursework comprising a cognate area can come from inside the College of Education, Health and Aviation or from outside the College. Courses selected for the cognate need approval of the doctoral committee chair and must be 5000- and 6000-level courses.9
Hours Subtotal9
Independent Research
WAED 6000Doctoral Dissertation15
Hours Subtotal15
Research and Scholarship Preparation
In additional to the requirements listed above for degree completion, students must have (a) presented at a professional conference and (b) submitted an article for refereed publication. Faculty will support and mentor candidates through these processes.
Total Hours72

General Graduate College Requirements

  • A minimum Grade-Point-Average of 3.00 is required
  • A minimum Grade of "C" is required in all degree applicable courses
  • No courses utilizing the Pass-No Pass grading system are permitted
  • GRAD 5082 or GRAD 5092 may not be used to meet degree requirements

Additional Doctor of Philosophy (PhD.) Requirements

  • 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, 60 credits beyond the Master's degree are required
  • At least seventy-five percent of coursework on the Plan of Study must include 5000 and 6000 level courses
  • A minimum of 15 hours at the 6000 level with a grade of SR for the doctoral dissertation must be complete.  The maximum number of dissertation hours (6000 with a grade of SR) permissible on a Plan of Study must not exceed three-fourths of the total credit hours in the approved graduate degree program
  • Credit for all courses on a graduate Plan of Study must have been awarded within 10 years of completion of all degree requirements
  • A minimum of 30 in-residence credit hours are required
  • Non-Course requirements:
    • Doctoral Candidacy
    • Dissertation Defense
    • Dissertation Submission/Approval