Educational Leadership and Policy Studies: Higher 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 (beyond the Master's degree)

Required Core
EDLE 6143Resources for the Study of Educational Leadership3
EDLE 6603Organizational Theory in Education3
EDLE 68233
Hours Subtotal9
Inquiry Core
EDLE 6853Rsrch Trad n Ed Leadership3
SCFD 6123Qualitative Research I3
REMS 6003Analyses of Variance 13
REMS 6013Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies3
SCFD 6193Qualitative Research II 13
or REMS 6013 Multiple Regression Analysis in Behavioral Studies
One additional research course (approval of committee chair required)3
Hours Subtotal18
Choose one of the following tracks18
Higher Education Administration Track
Higher Education Administrative Track Required Core
EDLE 6233
EDLE 6463
Seminar (Public Policy in Higher Education)
Higher Education Administrative Track Electives 2
Educational Ideas
EDLE 6333
EDLE 6583
EDLE 6683
EDLE 6703
EDLE 6733
EDLE 6753
EDLE 6803
EDLE 6813
EDLE 6833
Seminar (Institutional Research and Policy Analysis)
SDEV 6173
Educational Administration Track
Educational Administration Track Required Core
Connecting Theory and Practice in Administering Schools
The Politics of Education
Seminar (Research and Policy Analysis in Educational Administration)
Educational Administration Track Electives 2
Educational Ideas
EDLE 6263
School Finance
EDLE 6333
Problem Solving in School Administration
The Superintendency
The Human Factor in Administering Schools
Special Topics in Education Law
EDLE 6733
Hours Subtotal18
Cognate or Electives with a Thematic Focus
Select 12 Hours12
Hours Subtotal12
Independent Research (Dissertation)
Select minimum of 15 hours15
Hours Subtotal15
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