Rhode Island College

2015-2016 Catalog


Education Ph.D.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed electronic application form received by the University of Rhode Island Graduate School.
  2. A master’s degree or 30 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree, including course work in research, foundations, and curriculum from a regionally accredited college or university.
  3. A curriculum vitae.
  4. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work.
  5. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
  6. An official report of scores on the Graduate Record Examination.
  7. Three letters of recommendation.
  8. An interview.

Course Requirements

Core Seminars

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
EDP 610Core Seminar I: Issues and Problems in Educational Inquiry and Foundations

3

Fall.
EDP 611Core Seminar I: Issues and Problems in Educational Inquiry and Foundations

3

Spring.
EDP 620Core Seminar II: Issues and Problems in Human Development, Learning, and Teaching

3

Fall.
EDP 621Core Seminar II: Issues and Problems in Human Development, Learning, and Teaching

3

Spring.
EDP 630Core Seminar III: Issues and Problems in Organizational Theory, Leadership, and Policy Analysis

3

Fall.
EDP 631Core Seminar III: Issues and Problems in Organizational Theory, Leadership, and Policy Analysis

3

Spring.

Field-based Research Experiences

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
EDP 612Introduction to Qualitative Research

3

Fall.
EDP 613Introduction to Quantitative Research

4

Spring.
EDP 622Community Service Learning

2

Spring.
EDP 623Research Design

3

Fall.
EDP 641Field Research Seminar

1

Fall, Spring.

Note: EDP 641 must be taken four semesters for a total of 4 credit hours.

Specialization Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
Specialization courses

12

Dissertation and Defense

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
EDP 699Doctoral Dissertation Research

12

As needed.

Note: EDP 699: A minimum of 12 credit hours is required for this course.

Comprehensive Examination

Total Credit Hours: 58