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Duane Akroyd
Professor
Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development
awcpe_program@ncsu.edu

Program Area of Study

Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education


Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development (ELPHD)

The Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education specialization with the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development is unique in its emphasis on serving the spectrum of both formal and informal adult learning organizations, and its inclusion of administrative, instructional and technology-related leadership within a practitioner preparation program. Based on a land-grant, Research Extensive University, the department reflects the tripartite commitment to quality instruction, research scholarship and service outreach.

If you are interested in applying for this program, please use the Apply Now button. If you have any questions, please contact us at awcpe_program@ncsu.edu.

Information Sessions
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
September 14, 2017
Open House
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
October 12, 2017
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
November 15, 2017
Open House
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5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
December 6, 2017
Open House
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Degree Description

The Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Human Development with a specialization in Adult, Workforce, and Continuing Professional Education, is one-of-a-kind as its primary commitment is to part-time students who are full-time working professionals. Full-time students are eligible for consideration to receive full funding through scholarships, fellowships and research and teaching assistantships, which allow our students to work with top faculty on cutting-edge projects. To meet the needs of full- and part-time students, most courses are offered once a week during late afternoon or evening hours. Some courses are regularly available during summer sessions and weekends and through distance education technologies.

Applications for admission are submitted through the Graduate School. We accept students from a wide range of educational backgrounds.  To qualify for admission, applicants must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education in any field.  International applicants must also have a TOEFL score of 100 or higher.  Admission decisions are based on several criteria, including undergraduate GPA, work history and interest in the field.

Admission Requirements

Please note: If you are currently enrolled in a master’s degree program in our College of Education and are interested in pursuing a Ph.D., you must formally apply to the program through the Graduate School.

  • Completed online application, department application form, resume and non-refundable application fee
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary education
  • Statement of interest including summary of your proposed program goals and desired future outcomes upon program completion
  • North Carolina residency form if claiming for tuition purposes
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores for international students
  • Current GRE test scores (taken within the last 5 years)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
Full Curriculum

Course descriptions can be found in the university course catalog. Please note: The course of study below is for doctoral students entering the AWCPE program in Fall 2016.

 

Our Faculty


Duane Akroyd
Professor
duane_akroyd@ncsu.edu

Susan Barcinas
Associate Professor
susan_barcinas@ncsu.edu

James Bartlett
Associate Professor
james_bartlett@ncsu.edu

Michelle Bartlett
Teaching Assistant Professor
michelle_bartlett@ncsu.edu

Tuere Bowles
Associate Professor
tuere_bowles@ncsu.edu

Diane Chapman
Teaching Professor
ddchapma@ncsu.edu

Jayne Fleener
Professor
fleener@ncsu.edu

Chad Hoggan
Assistant Professor
cdhoggan@ncsu.edu

Brad Mehlenbacher
Associate Professor
brad_m@ncsu.edu

Robert Templin
Professor of the Practice
rgtempli@ncsu.edu