Doctoral Degrees

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

Ed.D. in Adult and Lifelong Learning

The Ed.D. degree in adult and lifelong learning will prepare students for employment in programs that provide adult literacy and education, lifelong learning, community and nonprofit organizations, military education, postsecondary education, and continuing professional education.

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership

The Ed.D. in Educational Administration provides professional preparation for students pursuing careers as principals and other building administrators and supervisors in public and private schools; superintendents and other central administrative personnel; federal and state governmental agency officials; educational administration professoriate; and other education related professionals.

Ed.D. in Higher Education

The Ed.D. in Higher Education offers three areas of specialization: college administration (including student personnel work), college teaching and faculty leadership (developing faculty to provide leadership skills on their campuses).

Ed.D. in Recreation and Sport Management

The Ed.D. in Recreation and Sport Management prepares students to become teachers, researchers, and leaders in the area of recreation and leisure in university settings.

Ed.D. in Human Resource and Workforce Development Education

The proposed online delivery with some on-campus course requirements of the Doctor of Education in Workforce Development Education with options in Workforce Leadership and Human Resource Development will prepare graduates for leadership, teaching and research careers.


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction

The Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction emphasizes the generation of new knowledge or the reformulation of existing knowledge as a basis for the development of educational theory.

Ph.D. in Counselor Education

The Ph.D. in Counseling prepares students as counselor educators and supervisors who will attain leadership roles in academic and agency settings.

Ph.D. in Educational Statistics and Research Methods

The Ph.D. in Educational Statistics and Research Methods develops professionals in the areas of educational statistics and research methods.

Ph.D. in Community Health Promotion

The Doctor of Philosophy in Community Health Promotion trains health behavior researchers for academic positions in university settings, for positions in federal health agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and for post-doctoral research fellowships. The Ph.D. program promotes competency in scholarship, theory, and practice of health promotion and health education processes.

Ph.D. in Kinesiology

The Ph.D. in Kinesiology prepares students to become teachers, researchers and leaders in the area of kinesiology in university settings. Concentrations in Exercise Science and Pedagogy are available.

Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Education and Research

The Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Education and Research prepares students for employment as college faculty, administrators and service providers in the field of rehabilitation.

Ph.D. in Education Policy

The Ph.D. in Education Policy will prepare scholars for careers in academia, think tanks and public service in the field of K-12 education policy. The program of study will engage students in education policy research, based on the social sciences and other academic disciplines, supported by empirical methods.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.) is a practice-focused doctorate for those nurses who desire a terminal degree with a clinical focus. The D.N.P. prepares advance practice nurses to function as experts and leaders in increasingly complex health-care settings. There are two levels of entry for the practice doctorate: post-B.S.N. and post-M.S.N.