Admission and General Requirements
In addition to meeting the application and admissions requirements of the Graduate School, students must submit:
- Three letters of recommendation (at least two from individuals with earned doctorates, preferably prior instructors).
- An original essay.
- A professional resume.
- Evidence of above-average academic records. A GPA of 3.5 or higher is preferred.
- GRE scores. Quantitative and verbal scores at or above the 50th percentile are preferred. An analytical writing score of 4.0 or higher is preferred.
Admission is competitive, and a favorable vote of an admission interview committee, composed of faculty in the emphasis area, is required.
- Coursework: A minimum of 60 credit hours is required beyond the Master’s degree, including 6 hours of dissertation research. A minimum of 42 of these hours must be completed in residence. For students who have not completed a Master’s degree, a minimum of 90 hours, postbaccalaureate, is required, including 6 hours of dissertation research (the Graduate School’s residency requirement applies). Students in the Counseling emphasis area complete the following requirements: a minimum 90 hours, postbaccalaureate, including 12 hours of dissertation research (the Graduate School’s residency requirement applies).
- Dissertation: All students must defend orally a written dissertation proposal to their dissertation committee. A dissertation embodying the results of original research must be accepted by the dissertation committee and the Graduate School.
To ensure time for review and decision, applicants should submit the Graduate School application, college transcripts, and any program-specific materials (e.g. supplemental application, letters of recommendation, etc.) well in advance of the December 1st deadline. Please note that unofficial transcripts can be uploaded with the Graduate School application to expedite admissions decisions; however, official transcripts must be received directly from all prior institutions attended before regular admission to any program will be granted. In addition, applicants are urged to request transcripts and letters or recommendation two weeks before completing the online application. Consideration of applications cannot be undertaken until all materials are available.
Students in the Teaching-Learning Processes, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Educational Psychology emphasis areas complete the following requirements.
|1. Research Methods||15-18|
|Students in the Teaching –Learning Processes, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and Educational Psychology emphasis areas should complete the following research methods courses (or equivalent).|
|Statistical Analysis for Education Research (Prerequisite)|
|Advanced Research Design in Education|
|Plus any three methods courses from the following:|
|Quantitative Research Methods I|
|Quantitative Research Methods II|
|Qualitative Methods in Educational Research I|
|Qualitative Methods in Educational Research II|
|This sequence totals 15 hours of methods courses. Remaining hours can be completed with other ED REM courses numbered 6000 or higher or research courses in another curriculum.|
|2. Program Area of Study to Develop Discipline Knowledge (as determined by student, advisor, and program)||24-26|
|3. Core courses||10-14|
|EDUC 7490||Directed Readings in the Education Research Literature||1-3|
|EDUC 7635||Ethical and Legal Issues in Educational Practice||2|
|EDUC 7050||The Research Process I:Framing Research Questions within Educ Lit||3|
|EDUC 7605||Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Educational Practice||2|
|4. Dissertation Proposal Writing|
|EDUC 7950||Preparation for Writing the Dissertation Proposal||1|
|EDUC 7999||Dissertation Research||6|