Engineering: Engineering Education, Ph.D.

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Minimum Total Hours: 90

Program Code: D370 R230

Program Requirements

General Coursework
A minimum of 15 hours of 5000-level or above letter graded courses in engineering, science, or math 115
Engineering Education Concentration
Engineering Education Enquiry Seminar
ENGR 51201-3
Qualitative Research Methods
Choose one course from the following:3
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Qualitative Research Methods
Quantitative Research Methods (3-6 hours)
ISE 5553Data-Driven Decision Making I3
ISE 5853Data-Driven Decision Making II0-3
Instructional Theory
ENGR 51130-3
Diversity Topics
Choose one course from the following:3
Race, Class, and Gender in Education
Field Studies in Education
Topics in Gender, Values, and Education
Girls, Women, and Educational Studies
Topics In The History Of Science
Dissertation Research
ENGR 6980Research for Doctoral Dissertation2-45
Additional Coursework12-63
Total Credit Hours90

Maximum of 9 hours in science and math.

Coursework Requirements

  • At least 9 hours of 5000-level or above letter graded engineering courses beyond the MS are required. ENGR 5120, ISE 5553, ISE 5853, and ENGR 5113 may count toward this requirement.
  • A maximum of 12 hours of 4000-level engineering and science courses approved for graduate credit may be applied (maximum of 9 hours of 4000-level courses from a single discipline).
  • A maximum of 6 hours of S/U-graded courses (excluding dissertation research) may be applied.

General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees

A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.

All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.

The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.

The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.

No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.

The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.

For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: