Jun 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Urban Education, Leadership, and Policy Studies (EdD)

Program Requirements

Complete 65 credits from 21 courses including twelve core courses, two concentration courses, two electives, and five dissertation courses.

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.

Doctoral candidacy: Pass a comprehensive assessment and qualifying paper.
Dissertation: Propose, compose, and defend a dissertation based on original empirical research.

Statute of limitations: Seven years.

Course Requirements


Students may use Urban Education courses to fulfill many of the requirements for certification as a principal, supervisor-director, or special education administrator.