2018-2019 Catalog

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Foundations and Research

Admission Requirements

Students with a master’s degree in a field unrelated to Education are eligible for admission to the Ph.D. program.

The applicant must meet the School of Graduate Studies’ current minimum general admission requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Important dates:

For admission in the Fall semester, please send your complete application materials by February 15; you will be advised of our decision by April 15. For admission in the Spring semester, please send your application materials by October 1; you will be advised of our decision by December 1.

International students should be aware that the School of Graduate Studies at the University of North Dakota does not recognize master’s degrees from institutions outside of the United States or Canada. Students must satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.

Application materials should include:

  1. Transcripts showing a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  2. Transcripts showing a graduate degree from an accredited college or university
  3. Graduate GPA of 3.5 and above
  4. Three letters of reference
  5. An essay that responds to questions provided in the application
  6. A resume and a writing sample of 10-15 pages (separate from #5 above). Your writing sample should demonstrate the best of your intellectual abilities and/or creative work.
  7. Optional: scores from the GRE exam, the Advanced GRE, or the Miller’s Analogy Test.

Degree Requirements

Students seeking the Doctor of Philosophy degree must satisfy all general requirements set forth by the School of Graduate Studies for the Ph.D., as well as the following:

  1. A minimum of 90 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree
  2. With approval of a student’s Faculty Advisory Committee, 30 credits from a master’s degree from an accredited institution will be applied to the doctoral program of study
  3. Maintenance of a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  4. Educational Foundations credit hours of 21 or 9 (depending on the emphasis)
  5. Research Methodologies credit hours of 21 or 12 (depending on the emphasis)
  6. A cognate of 12-15 credits (depending on emphasis)
  7. A dissertation of 15 credits
  8. The following course requirements:

Foundations of Education Emphasis

Select seven of the following:21
Psychological Foundations of Education
Issues and Trends in Education
Historical Foundations of Education
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociological Foundations of Education
Multicultural Education
Gender, Sexuality and Education
Anthropological Foundations of Education
International and Comparative Education
Readings in Education (With advisor approval)
Select four of the following (Research):12
Qualitative Research Methods
Program Evaluation
Survey and Test Design
Large Dataset Management and Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Statistics II
Advanced Research Methodologies
Multivariate Analysis
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
Mixed-Methods Research
Structural Equation Modeling
Needs Assessment
Special Topics in Education
Individual Research in Education (With advisor approval)
Methods of Historical Research
Total Credits33

Research Methodologies Emphasis

Select seven of the following:21
Qualitative Research Methods
Program Evaluation
Survey and Test Design
Large Dataset Management and Analysis
Discourse Analysis
Statistics II
Advanced Research Methodologies
Multivariate Analysis
Advanced Qualitative Research Methods
Mixed-Methods Research
Structural Equation Modeling
Internship in Educational Research
Special Topics in Education
Individual Research in Education (With advisor approval)
Methods of Historical Research
Select three of the following (Foundations):9
Psychological Foundations of Education
Issues and Trends in Education
Historical Foundations of Education
Philosophical Foundations of Education
Sociological Foundations of Education
Multicultural Education
Gender, Sexuality and Education
Anthropological Foundations of Education
International and Comparative Education
Special Topics in Education
Readings in Education (With advisor approval)
Total Credits30

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