Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Educational Administration, 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

General EDLE Doctoral Core
EDLE 6483School Leadership, Culture and Ethics3
EDLE 6493School Improvement/Reform3
EDLE 6603Organizational Theory in Education3
Hours Subtotal9
Inquiry Core
EDLE 6853Rsrch Trad n Ed Leadership3
SCFD 6123Qualitative Research I3
SCFD 6193Qualitative Research II 13
REMS 6003Analyses of Variance 13
Select 6 hours from the following6
Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies 1
Program Evaluation 1
Educational Measurements 1
Hours Subtotal18
Option Area: Educational Administration
Required Core
EDLE 6423The Politics of Education3
EDLE 6453Special Topics in Education Law3
EDLE 6363Special Topics in School Finance Policy3
Select 9 hours from the following:9
Educational Ideas
EDLE 6263
EDLE 6333
Problem Solving in School Administration
The Superintendency
The Human Factor in Administering Schools
EDLE 6573
School Leadership and Community Collaboration
EDLE 6733
EDLE 6823
Statistical Methods in Education
Hours Subtotal18
Cognate or Electives with a Thematic Focus
Select 12 hours12
Independent Research (Dissertation)
Minimum of 15 hours15
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