Online Programs

Curriculum & Program Overview

GE-801 Curriculum Development and Instruction 3
GE-805 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3
GE-807 Statistics I1 3
GE-809 Research Design and Methods1 3
GE-811 Qualitative Research Design and Analysis 3
GE-822 Historical Trends in Higher Education 3
GE-825 Ethical Foundations and Social Responsibility 3
GE-839 Statistics II1 3
GE-864 Administration and Governance of Higher Education 3
GE-866 Enrollment Management and Marketing 3
GE-868 Student Development and Programming 3
GE-871 Dissertation Seminar I1 3
GE-872 Grants, Philanthropy and Development 3
GE-873 Dissertation Seminar II1 3
GE-874 Finance, Budgeting and Resource Allocation in Higher Education 3
GE-876 Accountability: Assessment, Accreditation and Institutional Research 3
Total Credits 48
1 Denotes Research classes


Completion Requirements

In addition to holding a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution, the requirements of the program include:

  1. Admission to the program.
  2. Advancement to candidacy.
  3. Successful completion of 48 graduate credits at the doctorate level.
  4. Successful oral defense of a doctoral-level dissertation.

Transfer Credit

A maximum of nine (9) graduate credits of equivalent course work could be transferred from other accredited universities. A minimum grade of 3.0 (B) is required in such courses. Transfer credit is granted by petition to and approval by the Director and Dean. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the petition and justify the acceptance of the courses. The Director and Dean will determine whether the courses are equivalent. Transfer credit is by permission only and not an obligation of the University.

Time Limitation

Students who do not successfully complete all degree requirements, including successful completion of the dissertation, for the Ed.D. within eight calendar years from the date of acceptance shall be withdrawn from the program.