Educational Administration (EDUCST-PH, EAN)

Department of Educational Studies
Specialization Curriculum
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Specialization leading to Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Studies

Program Requirements (15 hours)

Common Core  (6 hours)

  • EDUCST 6891 Proseminar in Educational Studies (3)
  • EDUCST 6892 Educational Policy and Inequality in Social and Cultural Context: Integrating Research Traditions (3)

Research Core (choose three, 9 hours)  

Students will select 9 hours from the following list of course sequences. Students will select one sequence, plus an additional course that reflects their research interests.

ANOVA Sequence:

  • ESQREM 7648 Univariate Experimental Design (4)
  • ESQREM 8648 Multivariate Experimental Designs (4)
  • One more research course (3)

Regression Sequence:

  • ESQREM 7651 Regression Analysis (4)
  • ESQREM 8658 Applied Multilevel Data Analysis (3)      
  • One more research course (3)  

Qualitative Sequence:

  • ESQUAL 8280 Qualitative Research in Education: Paradigms, Theories, and Exemplars (3)  
  • ESQUAL 8290 Qualitative Research in Education: Methods and Analysis (3)      
  • One more research course (3)  

Classroom Discourse Sequence:

  • ESQUAL 8210 Qualitative Research: The Analysis of Interaction in Educational Settings (3)
  • ESQUAL 8211 Analysis of Classroom Discourse (3)
  • One more research course (3)  

Specialized Sequence:

Students, in consultation with their advisors, may design their own methodology sequence. This is particularly suited to humanistic scholarship in education (e.g., history or philosophy of education). To complete a specialized sequence, students must take three methodology courses relevant to their research interests. Specialized research plans are approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Specialization Requirements (24 hours)

Required Courses (15 hours)

  • ESEADM 8359 Organizational Behavior: Theory and Research (3)
  • ESEADM 8361 Social and Political Contexts of Education (3)
  • ESEADM 8352 Educational Policy in a Democratic Society (3)
  • ESEADM 8356 Economic Viewpoints in Education (3)
  • ESEADM 8354 Legal Research in Ed Administration (3)

Supporting Cognate (9 hours)

Students are required to take at least nine credit hours in a cognate area such as Public Policy, Sociology, Psychology, Gender Studies, African American Studies, Business, or Human Resources. Consult with faculty advisor for details

Research Apprenticeship (9 hours)

Consult with faculty advisor

  • EDUCST 8191 Research Apprenticeship: Educational Studies (1‐12)

Dissertation Requirement (6 hours)

Consult with faculty advisor

  • ESEADM 8999 Dissertation or Thesis Research: Educational Administration (minimum 6)

Minimum hours post‐MA/MS: 54

Program Degree Department Email
Doctoral Educational Studies


Note: Students exact curriculum may vary depending upon program of study determined by student and advisor.