Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Policy, Planning, and Administration - Higher Education Concentration

College of Education and Social Work
Professional and Research Core
EDD 700Doctoral Seminar in Educational Studies3
EDD 701Social and Ethical Foundations of Education Policy Research3
EDD 720Educational Research Design and Measurement3
EDD 722Qualitative Methods for Educational Researchers3
EDD 723Quantitative Methods for Educational Researchers3
EDD 724Mixed Methods for Educational Researchers3
Concentration Area
EDD 706Critical University Studies3
EDD 707U.S. College Students Today: From Enrollment to Completion3
EDD 708Higher Education Governance, Law & Finance in the Neoliberal Era3
EDD 709Higher Education Administration, Organization, and Leadership3
Focus Area9
9 credits of graduate-level coursework related to candidate’s area of focus.
Pre-Dissertation
EDD 800Pre-Dissertation Seminar3
Comprehensive Exam 1
Integrated Dissertation 2
EDD 801Education Research Experience I: Research Questions/ Literature Review3
EDD 802Education Research Experience II: Instrumentation and Data Collection3
EDD 803Education Research Experience III: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis3
EDD 804Education Research Experience IV: Findings and Conclusions3
Total Credits54

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via my WCU and consult their Graduate Coordinator.  For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredits
EDD 700 Doctoral Seminar in Educational Studies 3
EDD 701 Social and Ethical Foundations of Education Policy Research 3
 Credits6
Spring
EDD 706 Critical University Studies 3
EDD 720 Educational Research Design and Measurement 3
 Credits6
Summer
EDD 707 U.S. College Students Today: From Enrollment to Completion 3
EDD 709 Higher Education Administration, Organization, and Leadership 3
Focus Area Course 1 3
 Credits9
Year Two
Fall
EDD 708 Higher Education Governance, Law & Finance in the Neoliberal Era 3
EDD 723 Quantitative Methods for Educational Researchers 3
 Credits6
Spring
EDD 722 Qualitative Methods for Educational Researchers 3
EDD 724 Mixed Methods for Educational Researchers 3
 Credits6
Summer
EDD 800 Pre-Dissertation Seminar 3
Focus Area Course 1 3
Focus Area Course 1 3
 Credits9
Year Three
Fall
EDD 801 Education Research Experience I: Research Questions/ Literature Review 3
EDD 802 Education Research Experience II: Instrumentation and Data Collection 3
 Credits6
Spring
EDD 803 Education Research Experience III: Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis 3
EDD 804 Education Research Experience IV: Findings and Conclusions 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits54