The Doctor of Education degree in Higher Education is a 60-semester-hour program of study designed specifically for persons who already have a master's degree. Building upon the master's degree, the program requires a major course of study of 36 semester hours (not including the dissertation), plus 12 semester hours of research tools, 3 semester hours of research methodology (HIED 695), and 9 semester hours of dissertation.
Doctoral advisement committees include (minimally) 3 faculty members. Two faculty members will be from the department and one faculty member from outside the department.
The research tools develop proficiency in quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
All candidates must meet Graduate School research tools requirements for the Doctor of Education degree (see Office of Graduate Studies for more information).
A dissertation of at least 9 semester hours must be completed to the satisfaction of the major department.
Doctor of Education in Higher Education
NOTE: No course beyond the master's program that is over 10 years old at the time the doctoral degree is conferred can be used toward the doctoral degree.
Note: Successful completion of the Comprehensive Exam is required of all students.
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