Education Administration - Curriculum/Supervision Option, Ph.D.

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Minimum Total Hours: 95

Program Code: D315

Program Requirements

18 credit hours in the Major Area of Emphasis18
9 credit hours in the Support Area of Emphasis9
EACS 6970Post-Master's Seminar3
or EDS 6970 Post-Master's Seminar
EIPT 5023Analysis of Quantitative Data I3
EIPT 6023Analysis of Quantitative Data II3
2 Qualitative Research Methods courses (6 hours) as approved by the committee 16
EDAH/EACS/EDS 6970Post-Master's Seminar (Title: Prospectus Development)3
Additional research methods course (qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methods) 13
EACS 6980Research for Doctoral Dissertation (15 hours maximum)2-15
Additional elective coursework to reach 95 post-baccalaureate hours, as approved by doctoral advisory committee 232-45
Total Credit Hours95

Required research courses from the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in EACS may NOT be used to fulfill these requirements.


Includes applicable master's and post-master's credit hours.

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: