The Doctor of
All Ph.D. students must complete a nine-semester hour core program during the first year of
Formal coursework in the program is organized around the concepts of research, foundations and organizational behavior. Coursework in an academic field outside of education is also encouraged.
- Foundations courses: 3 hours
- Program concentration courses: 21 hours
- Research courses: 12 hours
- Core: 9 hours
- Cognate (non-concentration) courses: 9 hours
- Dissertation: 9 hours
Residency is completed during the first three consecutive terms (fall, spring, summer) following
In addition to completing coursework and residency requirements, students will successfully complete written examinations based on the content of their coursework and dissertation research topics.