The minimum requirements for the doctoral degree are the completion of 60 semester hours of graduate credit and completion of the doctoral dissertation. The doctoral dissertation phase includes a minimum of 12 credit hours of Dissertation Seminar and Dissertation Research related to the dissertation activity. Please note that a waiver of any requirement for the degree must be approved in writing by the student’s academic advisor and the associate dean of the Center for Education.
These 12 credits can be from any doctoralgraduate education course not included in the research or professional core.
Dissertation (12 Credits)
A minimum of 12 dissertation credits are required. If needed, ED 903 is taken after ED 902 until a student has a successful dissertation proposal defense. After a successful dissertation proposal defense, ED 999 is taken at least twice, or until a student successfully completes a final dissertation defense.
*ED 801/ED 802 are required electives for the Superintendent Letter of Eligibility Certification
The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later. Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission. Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.