Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
As the research-oriented degree, the PhD is designed for individuals who wish to be educational leaders. This is accomplished by original, theoretical and conceptual research along with immersion in the field. Individuals taking this degree typically enter higher education, government and/or advanced positions in K–12 education. Program requirements for this degree include an additional research course.
EdD and PhD Specializations and Cognates
Within the EdS, EdD, and PhD degree options, the following specializations or cognates are available:
Teaching in Higher Education
* Beginning the semester after registering for EDRM 880 /LEAD 880 , candidates must register for at least 1 dissertation credit during each semester until their dissertation is successfully defended.