International Education Policy, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctoral students are required to complete 90 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree, including a maximum of 24 credits transferred from a previously earned Master's degree. Students are also required to complete 12 credits of EDHI899, which is included in the total credit requirement.

The degree generally requires 54 credits of coursework which can be completed in 2 to 3 years. The program is distinguished by the development of a unique program of study to suit the needs of each student. Initial program plans are flexible and are usually revised throughout a student's graduate work as particular directions and their implications for coursework develop.

Advance to Candidacy: In addition to course requirements, students must successfully pass a comprehensive exam in order to advance to candidacy.

Post-Candidacy: Complete at least 12 credits of EDHI899 doctoral dissertation research as well as successfully defend and submit an original dissertation. 

Course Title Credits
A maximum of 24 credits transferred from a previously earned Master's degree.24
EDHI605Comparative Education3
EDHI606Political Economy of Education in a Global Context3
EDHI607Culture and Education in a Global Context3
Research Methods courses:
EDHI672Modes of Inquiry in Education Research3
Quantitative Methods course 3
Qualitative Methods course 3
Two courses in Methodological Approaches6
International Education Electives and Disciplinary Professional courses 30
Dissertation Research Requirements
EDHI899Doctoral Dissertation Research12
Total Credits90