Complete 65 credits from 21 courses including twelve core courses, two concentration courses, two electives, and five dissertation courses.
Doctoral candidacy: Pass a comprehensive assessment and qualifying paper.
Dissertation: Propose, compose, and defend a dissertation based on original empirical research.
Students who enter with a master’s degree in an equivalent discipline may be considered for advanced graduate standing on a case-by-case basis. Alternatively, if a student is ineligible for advanced standing, the student may transfer up to 6 credits of coursework taken beyond the master’s level that has not contributed toward the award of any other degree.
Statute of limitations: Seven years.
Students may use Urban Education courses to fulfill many of the requirements for certification as a principal, supervisor-director, or special education administrator.