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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Dissertation Information

The dissertation represents original independent research that contributes to knowledge or is a constructive result of significance and value for educational practice. Traditional research methods, ethnographic and descriptive case studies, policy analyses, product development and field-testing, and program evaluation are among the inquiry strategies permitted. A minimum of 18 credits is directed toward the dissertation project.

The five phases of the project are:

  1. Dissertation proposal (including Human Subjects' Approval)
  2. Research and data collection
  3. Analysis and writing
  4. Oral presentation of dissertation
  5. Manuscript completion

Office of Graduate Studies: Link to Dissertation Guidelines

Office of Graduate Studies: Link to Human Subjects Review