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Integrated Dissertation Track

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Leadership

The integrated dissertation track is designed to immerse doctoral students in research from the beginning through completion of the program. Starting the dissertation process at the beginning of the program allows and encourages students to integrate—when appropriate—their coursework topics with dissertation seminar discussions, as they progress through the dissertation track process. The track consists of five distinctive phases: Search for Researchable Problems, Scholarly Writing and Research Methods, Comprehensive Dissertation Proposal, Dissertation Research, and Degree Completion. The table below compares our integrated dissertation track to traditional doctorate designs.

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Sample Course Sequence

Seminars Units (3) Title
EDD 770 0.5 Doctoral Studies Orientation
EDD 771 0.5 Dissertation Seminar I
EDD 772 0.5 Dissertation Seminar II
EDD 773 0.5 Dissertation Seminar III
EDD 774 0.5 Dissertation Seminar IV
EDD 775 0.5 Dissertation Seminar V
Advisements Units (1) Title
EDD 776 0.25 Dissertation Advisement I
EDD 777 0.25 Dissertation Advisement II
EDD 778 0.25 Dissertation Advisement III
EDD 779 0.25 Dissertation Advisement IV
Dissertation Proposal Units (4) Title
EDD 780 2 Dissertation Proposal I
EDD 781 2 Dissertation Proposal II
Dissertation Units (8) Title
EDD 782
*Prereq. 781
2 Dissertation I
EDD 783 2 Dissertation II
EDD 784 2 Dissertation III
EDD 785 2 Dissertation IV
Editing Extensions Units (2) Title
EDD 785E 1 Dissertation IV Extension (repeatable)

Total Units: 46

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