This degree is a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Research and Policy Analysis with a specialization in the Workforce and Human Resource Education. It is designed to prepare scholars, practitioners for leadership, workforce development, and educational positions in their work with adults.
Overview of PhD Curriculum (February 2011)
The five categories of course work include departmental core courses (3), WHRE specialization courses (3), research courses (minimum of 4), an interdisciplinary component (minimum of 3), and the dissertation component. The program has a 72-credit-hour (minimum) requirement. Up to 18-credit hours from a Master's degree may count towards the doctorate with the approval of your advisor or chair (please note the policy for transferring credit hours).
Within the WHRE specialization, there are two emphasis areas: Executive Leadership and Occupational Educational. Students do not have to select an emphasis area.
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