The EdD is a three-year model, with six credits required Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. In your course work, you may study higher education, organizational theory, globalization, finance and governance, adult and workplace learning, and organizational studies.
During your first two semesters, you will enroll in a higher education colloquium and a research seminar where you will be introduced to the literature of higher and postsecondary education and be provided with the guidance that will help you prepare for the sequence of research projects that will lead first to candidacy and subsequently to completion of the degree. For the first summer, you will also be required to take a full-time two-week research design workshop.
Your culminating experience will be a prospectus and project designed to improve professional practice through an intervention in the workplace that builds on knowledge of how others have dealt with the issue and incorporates an appropriate theoretical perspective.