Ed.D. and Ph.D. students must complete at least 90 graduate credits with an overall B average. These credits should be distributed among major area requirements, core requirements, supporting minor areas, research tools, and dissertation credits.
The student must write a report of research apprenticeship or practicum, and pass a qualifying examination in their respective fields of specialization and supporting minor areas. They must demonstrate competence in tools for research and/or other scholarly inquiry applicable to the degree and area of specialization, as well as write and defend a dissertation based on an independent investigation that adds to existing knowledge in the field.
Doctoral students must also meet appropriate residency requirements.
All doctoral requirements must be completed within five years of passing the qualifying exam.
For more information, please see the Doctoral/PhD "Orangebook" student handbook