Advanced Educational Studies (Ph.D.) – Educational Leadership

Advanced Educational Studies (Ph.D.) – Educational Leadership

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2020 through summer 2021. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Education Elective Courses 1
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
EDUC Elective 23
Total Hours21
Educational Leadership Cognate 19
Choose three of the following courses:
Leadership Principles and Ethics
Theories of Educational Leadership
Educational Leadership and Public Relations
Organizational Analysis and Problem Solving
Advanced Educational Law
School District Finance and Organizational Management
Total Hours9
Research Courses 1
EDUC 812Advanced Educational Statistics3
EDUC 815Quantitative Methods of Research3
EDUC 817Qualitative Methods of Research3
Total Hours9
Dissertation Courses 1
EDDR 915Quantitative Dissertation Topic and Planning3
or EDDR 917 Qualitative Dissertation Topic and Planning
EDDR 980Quantitative Dissertation Prospectus3
or EDDR 981 Qualitative Dissertation Prospectus
EDDR 987Dissertation and Research I 25
EDDR 988Dissertation and Research II 25
EDDR 989Dissertation and Research III 25
EDDR 990Dissertation and Research IV0
Total Hours21

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 60 hours
  • A minimum of 21 hours must be completed through Liberty University, not to include from a prior degree earned through Liberty
  • A maximum of 39 hours of transfer credit, including credit from a degree on the same academic level previously earned through Liberty, may be applied to the degree
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No grades lower than a B- may be applied to the degree
  • Successful defense of dissertation
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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