Rhode Island College

2016-2017 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. A personal statement.
  8. A research statement.
  9. Three letters of recommendation.
  10. 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