Learning Sciences, Ph.D.

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Minimum Total Hours: 90

Program Code: D640

Program Requirements

Research
EIPT 5023Analysis of Quantitative Data I3
EIPT 6023Analysis of Quantitative Data II3
EIPT 6043Qualitative Research Methods3
Two courses (6 hours) in either quantitative or qualitative research methods6
IPT Core
EIPT 5533Foundations of Learning Sciences3
EIPT 6101Propaedeutic Seminar1
EIPT 6143Instructional Development3
EIPT 6183Cognition and Instruction3
EIPT 6203Instrument Development3
Electives
Seminars or Independent Studies (6-9 hours)6-9
Specialization courses (15 hour minimum)15
Dissertation
EIPT 6980Research for Doctoral Dissertation (minimum 2 hours)2
Additional Coursework
As needed to reach 90 post-baccalaureate credit hours. Credits from a previously earned master's degree may be included with advisory committee approval.36-39
Total Credit Hours90

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: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/forms/bulletin