Completion of Ed.D. Requirements

In addition to coursework, graduate students matriculating in programs leading to the EdD degree are required to successfully complete a comprehensive examination and must research, write and defend a doctoral dissertation. Students are advanced to candidacy upon the completion of an approved dissertation proposal, and have five years in which to satisfactorily complete and defend their dissertation. Students who do not complete their programs within the time frame must petition for an extension of the time limit through the Office of Graduate Studies.