Education: Workforce and Adult Education, PhD

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about Graduate College Academic Regulation 7.0.

Total Hours: 72

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
Administration & Evaluation of Workforce and Adult Education
Internationalism, Globalization and Workforce Education
Curriculum Planning in Workforce and Adult Education
Advanced Instructional Procedures in Workforce and Adult Education
Overview of Workforce and Adult Education
Administration and Supervision of Workforce Education Programs
Special Problems in Workforce and Adult Education
Individualized Competency Based Instruction and Customized Training
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

Graduate College Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Requirements

Learn more about Graduate College 2023-2024 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Program Requirements. Check the General Graduate College academic regulations for minimal GPA, language proficiency and other general requirements.