PhD Degree in Humanities and Social Sciences in North America

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A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

A PhD in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences focuses on human thoughts and culture. It is an advanced level of education, often focusing on student teacher relationships, advanced research methods, and higher tier courses.

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PhD, Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 USA Chicago

Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership: reading, language and literacy provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment within an emphasis on current research. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in North America 2017. PhD, Leadership: Reading, Language and Literacy Concordia University Chicago's doctoral program in leadership: reading, language and literacy provides a theoretical and practical framework for literacy instruction and assessment within an emphasis on current research. The program also provides candidates the opportunity to receive a rigorous, high quality educational program that encourages the development of skills and competencies that will be needed throughout the candidates’ professional career as a reading specialist or literacy coach. The PhD program in reading, language and literacy is designed to provide students with a strong background in research, theory, reading, writing and multiliteracy programs. Our graduates are prepared to become faculty and leaders in the creation and implementation of research-based literacy programs in a variety of settings, including public and private schools, colleges and universities, adult and community-based outreach programs, corporate training settings and nonprofit educational endeavours. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution Current Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test scores (test taken within the prior three years) English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 Official test scores should be provided. International students who have earned an advanced degree from an accredited institution in the United States, or students from an international English-speaking university (in which the language of instruction is English) need not submit English language scores. Other Documents: Completed and signed application Objective statement Writing sample: Submit a paper from your master’s program that demonstrates your ability to write in a scholarly manner at a level typical of graduate work. This sample should approach, but not exceed, five pages in length Professional resume showing past experience: at least two years of successful teaching/administrative experience Copy of official transcript Copy of passport Foreign transcript evaluation* Two letters of recommendation Proof of English language proficiency Declaration of finances/bank statement/financial guarantee [-]

Special Education (Ed.D.)

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 5 years August 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

With a focus on equity, access, and inclusion, the Ed.D. in Special Education prepares students for research, leadership, and higher education teaching. [+]

Disability. Equity. Culture. With a focus on equity, access, and inclusion, the Ed.D. in Special Education prepares students for research, leadership, and higher education teaching. Our interdisciplinary approach, allows students to draw from, critique, and contribute various perspectives on disability and its intersection with other social markers — to advocate for, and walk in solidarity with people with disabilities. Program coursework provides a strong methodological and theoretical foundation, and prepares students for three practicum experiences: higher education teaching, research, and school consultation and collaboration, providing opportunities for career advancement. In each practicum, students are matched with a faculty mentor from USF or another university and given the opportunity to take part in a research study, teach a graduate level course, or collaborate with a community-based organization. Program Details The doctoral program consists of 60 credit hours of study beyond the master's degree and culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation. By taking 12-15 credits per year, students can complete the doctoral program in five years. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to conduct meaningful research related to the issues and challenges faced by students with disabilities, provide evidence-based teacher education, and collaborate with school personnel to improve the educational outcomes of students with disabilities. They will be able to consider and address a variety of cultural, linguistic, socioeconomic, contextual, and communicative factors as they prepare future K-12 special education teachers to serve students with disabilities. Program Delivery To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). Course Details Students can complete the Ed.D. in Special Education program in five years or less depending upon how many courses are taken in a semester. Learning Outcomes The Doctoral Program in Special Education Student Learning Outcomes: The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with foundational-level skills for scholarship in learning and instruction. Students will demonstrate an understanding of data-analysis skills. Students will demonstrate scholarly analysis of research articles. Students will demonstrate scholarly writing. The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with advanced-level skills for scholarship in learning and instruction. Students will demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate standardized assessment instruments of their own choosing. Students will demonstrate the ability to write results sections of research studies. Students will demonstrate the ability to apply literature review techniques to a subject of their own choosing. The faculty in the Doctoral Program in Special Education will provide students with the ability to design, conduct, and communicate original research of their own choosing. Students will communicate original research Students will design, conduct, and write up original research of their own choosing. Visit our website here to learn more about this program Financial Resources Federal financial aid, state, and university resources are available as funding to newly admitted and current USF School of Education students. In order to offset the cost of graduate education tuition, many School of Education courses are offered in the late afternoon and evening, and/or on alternating weekends. Most students find they can maintain a full time job while earning their credential, master’s or doctoral degree. However, if your program requires you to spend time in a classroom (i.e. student teaching) or to complete a fieldwork or traineeship experience, such commitments will interfere with a normal workday.     Visit our website to learn more about financial resources for this program [-]

PhD in Psychology - Clinical Psychology

Walden University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 72 months September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in North America 2017. Prepare for independent psychological practice with a specialization in Clinical Psychology. Learn to diagnose, assess, and provide interventions for a wide array of emotional and behavioral disorders. Position yourself to work as a practitioner, researcher, or consultant with multidisciplinary teams in hospitals, clinics, community mental health centers, and group or private practice settings. Assist those who are contending with mental illness and experiencing problems coping with life issues. Work within diverse populations and provide services that are based on empirical evidence, are culturally competent, and are on the cutting edge of clinical psychology. Gain practical, hands-on experience through the Academic Year in Residence (AYR) as well as through supervised practicum and internship requirements. Completion Requirements 159 total quarter credits Core courses (106 cr.) Elective course (15 cr.) Clinical practicum (6 cr.) Dissertation (20 cr.) Internship (12 cr.) Academic Year in Residence Ph.D. residencies (4 four-day sessions) This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Courses Foundations of Graduate Study in Clinical Psychology Psychopathology From a Clinical Perspective Interventions I Research, Theory, Design, and Methods Social Psychology Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Tests and Measurement Lifespan Development Biopsychology Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis Ethics and Standards of Psychological Practice Cognitive Assessment Personality Assessment Multicultural Psychology Consultation and Supervision in Psychology Interventions II Writing a Quality Prospectus in Psychology Clinical Psychopharmacology Psychology and Social Change Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis Elective Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior History and Systems of Psychology Elective Clinical Practicum I Elective Clinical Practicum II Dissertation I-IV Clinical Psychology Internship I Clinical Psychology Internship II Clinical Psychology Internship III Clinical Psychology Internship IV Elective Courses The Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology requires you to take 15 credits (three courses) of electives. To meet this requirement, you may choose your elective courses either from one of the clusters below, allowing you to focus your studies on an area that most interests you, or from a mixture of cluster courses if you prefer a broad exposure to a variety of topic areas. Child and Adolescent Psychology Clinical Neuropsychology Community Psychology Couples and Family Disaster and Trauma Gender and Sexuality Leadership and Coaching Media and Professional Practice Psychology as a Business You may also choose elective courses from the other Ph.D. in Psychology specializations (Educational, Forensic, General, Health, Organizational, and Social Psychology) that are not included in these clusters. Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy Clinical Neuropsychology Child Clinical Neuropsychology Developmental Psychopathology Child Psychotherapy Medical Crisis Counseling Disaster, Crisis, and Trauma Stress and Coping Leadership Development Leadership Coaching: Process and Practice Leadership Coaching: Application Psychology and the Media The Psychological Impact of the Internet and Mobile Technologies Psychological Consultation Prevention: Research and Practice Community Psychology Contemporary Gerontology/Geriatric Psychology Successful Practice Management Psychology of Gender Psychology of Sexuality Mental Health Law Career Options The Ph.D. in Psychology program will prepare you to use current theory and research to make valuable contributions to government, nonprofit, and private organizations. With your degree, you will have the ability to work directly with individuals at varying developmental levels, from infants to older adults, as well as diverse groups ranging from families to universities. Settings in which you may practice can include mental health centers, government agencies, healthcare organizations, corporations, community agencies, social services, and schools. Your career options, depending on your specialization, may include a role as a: Researcher Consultant Teacher Director of career services Staff psychologist Administrator Political strategist Marketing director Human resources manager [-]

PhD in Human Sexuality

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

This program is unique in providing an accredited doctorate degree in the interdisciplinary field of human sexuality, with concentrations in human sexuality and clinical practice, and in human sexuality policy leadership. [+]

Human Sexuality This program is unique in providing an accredited doctorate degree in the interdisciplinary field of human sexuality. Bringing together clinicians and policy leaders creates a dynamic learning environment that expands holistic sexual literacy knowledge and skills to create individual and societal change. This program is committed to clinical and policy exploration of all human beings in the most diverse and fluid spectrum of sexual and gender variations across the life course, including desires and orientations, identities, behaviors and expressions. This includes individual psychosexual development and functioning, intimate relationships, families, spirituality, and well-being, as reflected in sexual, gender and reproductive health, rights, and policies in the United States and globally. This hybrid program (partially in-person and online), designed for working professionals, begins with an intensive multiday retreat followed by weekend retreats and online work throughout the year. A small cohort is admitted annually, providing a dynamic, small-group experience. This state of the art program consists of two years of coursework, comprehensive exams, and a dissertation (4-year estimated completion). Our program offers comprehensive knowledge, clinical and policy skillsets, cutting-edge scientific research and community engagement with diverse populations. The doctorate includes a dissertation based on original research, as well as deep immersion in the clinical and/or policy realms through intensive clinical proseminars and policy traineeships. This program aims to shape the inter-professional dialogue between clinical practitioners and sexuality policy leaders in the 21st century. Fundamental to the vision of this program is the infusion of existing areas of diversity such as ethnicity, race, gender, social class, ability, and national origin. Foundational courses address theory, methodology, data analysis, and clinical and policy implications of core issues, including culture, sexual socialization, and the spectrum of sexual orientation, gender identity, sexual expression, rights and policies, and women's sexual and reproductive issues in the context of social justice. Application for Fall 2016 opens on November 15, 2015. Priority Deadline: February 1, 2016. We will continue to accept applications until all of the spaces in our programs are filled. [-]

Ph.D. in Language and Literacy

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Part time 6 semesters September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program prepares you to act as a literacy leader who understands theoretical and instructional models of literacy, recognizes new literacy trends in our digital age, services literacy acquisition, development and instruction, and fosters systemic change in your organization and community. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in North America 2017. The Doctorate in Language and Literacy (Ph.D.) program prepares you to act as a literacy leader who understands theoretical and instructional models of literacy, recognizes new literacy trends in our digital age, services literacy acquisition, development and instruction, and fosters systemic change in your organization and community. The Doctorate in Language and Literacy program is designed for educators, professionals and researchers with a background and/or interest in literacy, curriculum and instruction, speech and language or a related field. Faculty members integrate their collective expertise in Reading, Curriculum and Instruction, Writing, Special Education, and Speech and Language Pathology in the design and delivery of our innovative program. Successful completion of the program may result in Reading Teacher (license #316) and Reading Specialist (license #17) certification from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). This may require additional coursework depending upon your prior experience, and is subject to approval by the Wisconsin DPI. Courses EDL 703 - Research Seminar A EDL 706 - Theoretical Models of Literature and Language EDL 709 - Qualitative Methodology and Design EDL 712 - Current Issues in Assessment EDL 715 - Literacy and Language Symposium EDL 716 - Research in Child Language Disorders Symposium EDL 717 - Literacy and Language Symposium EDL 720 - Writing Theory, Practice and Assessment EDL 722 - Instructional Models of Literacy and Language EDL 726 - Research Seminar B EDL 731 - Quantitative/Experimental Research Methodology/Design EDL 736 - Mixed Methods Research Methodology/Design EDL 740 - Comprehension EDL 746 - Socio-Cultural Theories EDL 750 - Language Acquisition EDL 752 - Determining the Dissertation Topic EDL 754 - Designing the Dissertation EDL 762 - Current Issues in Word Knowledge Degree Requirements Doctorate in Language and Literacy A student is a candidate for the doctoral degree when: All doctoral coursework has been successfully completed. All three yearly assessments of the curriculum strands have been successfully completed. The dissertation has been accepted and approved. The oral presentation has been successfully completed. All financial obligations incurred have been met. All graduate credits applied to the degree have been earned within the previous seven years at the time of graduation. [-]

Ed.D. School Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Online Part time 3 years September 2017 USA Los Angeles Irvine Washington Chicago + 3 more

By covering a broad spectrum of circumstantial conditions as well as theory and base diagnoses, those who study in the Ed.D School Psychology program enter the workforce ready to enjoy and pursue a successful and rewarding career. [+]

School psychologists are professionals who help students, teachers, administrators, and parents of students overcome challenges pertaining to all aspects of educational development. The Ed.D. School Psychology program prepares graduates to enter the field ready to provide the coping skills and knowledge help people in a variety of difficult situations, including family disruptions, mental illnesses, and inadequate exposure to education. These challenges can arise as a result from illness, poor attendance, or something else related. By covering a broad spectrum of circumstantial conditions as well as theory and base diagnoses, those who study in the Ed.D School Psychology program enter the workforce ready to enjoy and pursue a successful and rewarding career. [-]

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD)

William Paterson University of New Jersey
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Wayne

Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) The doctoral (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a 96-credit program based on the Practitioner–Scholar Model. The PsyD degree includes both training and course work in clinical practice and research based on the premise that clinical practice and research can help inform and strengthen each other. Because the PsyD is a more practice-oriented degree, we place an emphasis on the development of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that psychologists use in clinical practice. Our doctoral program is built on a foundation of over a decade of graduating Master’s-level students, many of whom are now active clinicians, teachers, supervisors and doctoral students. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in North America 2017. Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) The doctoral (PsyD) program in clinical psychology is a 96-credit program based on the Practitioner–Scholar Model. The PsyD degree includes both training and course work in clinical practice and research based on the premise that clinical practice and research can help inform and strengthen each other. Because the PsyD is a more practice-oriented degree, we place an emphasis on the development of the knowledge, skills, and competencies that psychologists use in clinical practice. Our doctoral program is built on a foundation of over a decade of graduating Master’s-level students, many of whom are now active clinicians, teachers, supervisors and doctoral students. Graduates of the doctoral program can pursue clinical and research positions in the public and private sectors. Students who want to become a psychologist must successfully complete Doctoral-level training; pass a national examination, and fulfill all state licensing requirements (e.g., the required number of state-mandated supervised hours). Facilities and Resources Our graduate programs are housed in the new and renovated facilities in Science Hall-East. These facilities include modern clinical, research, and teaching spaces, in addition to a state-of-the-art clinical teaching suite for training, monitoring, recording and conducting clinical sessions, a graduate testing and teaching room and a graduate study and informal learning space for our students. Admission Requirements In addition to the University’s admission requirements: A bachelor's degree and transcript from an accredited college or university Psychology courses require prior to enrollment Developmental Psychology Statistics Research Methods Abnormal Psychology Physiological Psychology or equivalent Strong candidates who are deficient in up to two of these courses may be granted Conditional Admission. However, these courses must be completed prior to matriculation into the program. Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or Minimum Graduate GPA: 3.5 on a 4.0 scale Graduate Record Examination (GRE) Scores: We expect competitive GRE scores. A 50th percentile score or higher on the verbal, quantitative and analytic sections of the Graduate Record Exam is recommended. A personal statement that addresses ALL of the following: What has led you to pursue a career in clinical and counseling psychology? What do you see as your strengths and weaknesses and how will they impact your ability to attain your academic and professional goals? Why does this program represent a good fit for you? Please also include any additional information that can help us evaluate you Clinical, Research and/or Human Services Experience A curriculum vitae (CV) Three professional recommendations At least two out of the three letters should be academic reference. The third letter should come from a person that can speak to the applicants strength as a doctoral student or clinician. Personal or non-professional references are not accepted. In-person interview will be required. Doctor of Psychology (Psy. D) Ethics and Professional Orientation Clinical Practice I Theories of Psychotherapy Psychopathology Cultural and Social Issues in Clinical Practice Group Interventions Assessment I Clinical Practice II Human Development Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Assessment II Developmental Psychopathology Practicum I Research Methods and Evaluation Advanced Evidence-based Psychotherapy Practicum II Biological Bases of Behavior Clinical Psychopharmacology Advanced Research Methods & Stats Cognition and Affect Practicum III Practicum IV Practicum III Psychodynamic Theories Practicum IV Dissertation Seminar I History and Systems of Psychology Practicum V Practicum VI Dissertation Seminar III Electives Internship I & II [-]

Doctor of Ministry

Oral Roberts University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Tulsa

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministries. [+]

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) is an advanced professional degree designed to continue the education of ministers so that they may be spiritually renewed and increasingly effective in their world ministries. The purpose of the program is to help ministers grow in their understandings and interpretations of the Church's ministry in relation to biblical, theological, historical, ethical and practical areas. Students are challenged to develop their ministerial skills and to refine and articulate a theology of ministry while in a setting of ministry. A distinctive of the doctoral program is the attempt to enable students to understand both the positive and the problematic aspects of the charismatic dimensions of ministry. Classes are taught in a modular format so that students may maintain their existing ministry positions while pursuing the degree. Students meet on campus for a total of six weeks over a two-year period for seminars, workshops and research clinics. However, most of the study/work is done individually in the setting of the local parish or other field of service. A feature of the degree is that students remain in a cohort group of classmates throughout the entire classroom experience. The cohort is maintained while allowing some separate classes for the two specializations - church ministry and leadership and pastoral care and counseling. Students in the two specializations have several classes in common and some classes in their separate areas of study. In each session, time is spent with the cohort group. Program Objectives This degree is designed to: - Broaden students' understanding of charismatic theology - Further develop ministerial identity and vision - Strengthen leadership, administration and pastoral counseling skills - Teach on topics including pneumatology, healing, church health and leadership [-]

Doctoral Degrees Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PSYD)

University of San Francisco - School of Nursing and Health Professions
Campus Full time 5 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities. [+]

At the University of San Francisco, PsyD students are trained to translate thought into action, through practice-oriented training that emphasizes the mental, emotional, and physical health needs of underserved communities.

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Stressing clinical practice, USF's PsyD program prepares doctoral students to work as health service psychologists in a variety of community health settings. Graduates will be proficient in the empirical and theoretical underpinnings of integrated, behavioral health interventions while sensitive to contextual, cultural, spiritual, and socioeconomic environments of individuals and communities. Licensure and Accreditation The USF PsyD Program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and has Associate Member status in the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP). Graduates of the PsyD program at USF are eligible for licensure in California (and other states) as psychologists. Program Details The USF PsyD program's mission is to offer a rigorous program of study based in Jesuit values that emphasizes clinical and scholarly work with underserved populations and focuses on training culturally responsive health service psychologists to work in interprofessional, integrated behavioral health settings. PROGRAM FEATURES & DELIVERY The program consists of four years of academic study, including three years of practica (1500-2000 hours), a professional project, and a fifth year internship (1500-2000 hours applied toward licensure), typically completed at another institution. The level of complexity and the number of hours of practica increases each year. Each practicum placement takes place in the community and includes a course on campus. Admission is in the fall only, with year-round study during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Some courses may be taken jointly with students in the Master of Science in Behavioral Health, the Master of Public Health, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner programs, and occasionally with students in other USF schools and colleges. Transfer credit may be given for courses taken at other accredited institutions that are substantially equivalent to those offered in the PsyD Program up to a maximum of 12 credit hours. Clinical Training & Research Clinical training complements academic course work and provides a wealth of experiences through which clinical competence is developed. Clinical training takes place on campus or off-campus in various community mental health settings. Second and third year clinical rotations are completed in community settings, including placement in major medical centers, community mental health agencies, university counseling centers, children's hospitals, and in-patient treatment programs. The clinical component of the program is comprehensive and includes rotations providing psychological assessment (cognitive, personality, neuropsychological testing) and treatment to children, families and adults. There are opportunities to receive generalist and specialist training in a range of diverse practicum and internship sites at nationally recognized clinical practicum sites and internships. To complete the practica requirements, students are placed in a variety of settings including major medical centers, community mental health agencies, university counseling centers, children's hospitals, and in-patient treatment programs. The practicum component of the program is comprehensive and allows students to provide psychological assessment and treatment to children, families, and adults with a focus on underserved communities. Additionally, students may gain both generalist and specialist training from a diversity of nationally recognized clinical settings in the Bay Area. Learning Outcomes Graduates of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology will acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills to function in diverse settings to provide culturally competent, contextually sensitive, integrated behavioral health consultation to individuals and health professionals. As a graduate of the PsyD in Clinical Psychology program, you will: Have a broad knowledge of scientific psychology; engage in evidence-based conceptualization, assessment, and treatment of human problems using individual, developmental, contextual, and sociocultural perspectives; and focus on the delivery of interprofessional, integrated healthcare with underserved populations. Have a broad scientific knowledge base and employ scientific principles to consume, produce, and disseminate psychological research, with an emphasis on underserved populations. Possess professional values and attitudes; strong communication, collaboration, and consultation abilities; and self-awareness and reflective practice skills. [-]

Doctor of Psychology (Pys.D.)

Eastern Kentucky University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Richmond

All applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. Admission is competitive and limited to available space. Meeting the minimum requirements, therefore, does not guarantee admission. [+]

Degree Options: Psy.D. Who Would be Interested in This Program? Students interested in doctoral training in Clinical Psychology who wish to practice as clinical psychologists. What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program? A minimum of five undergraduate courses in psychology: general psychology, statistics, and experimental psychology are required, as well as two other courses acceptable to the departmental admissions committee. Applicants are required to submit academic transcripts for any undergraduate and graduate work, as well as complete the GRE. Candidates are encouraged to complete the GRE Psychology Subject Test if Psychology was not their major as an undergraduate. Candidates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher and GRE scores at the 50th percentile or higher will be competitive. All applicants must submit a Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score. Admission is competitive and limited to available space. Meeting the minimum requirements, therefore, does not guarantee admission. Applications should be received by January 15th. [-]

PhD in Anthropology

Binghamton University
Campus Full time 4 - 5 years September 2017 USA Binghamton

The Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology is awarded to students who have shown mastery of the general materials of anthropology and a substantial command of the specialized subject matter of one or more of the four subfields... [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in North America 2017. PhD in Anthropology Anthropology seeks to understand the nature and origins of human biological variability, cultural diversity and social formations through systematic exploration, scientific examination and the application of theory to human populations and their artifacts, including their social configurations, past and present. Although anthropology has historically been most successful in the analysis of small sociocultural systems, its current challenge is to situate the direct objects of study in their global contexts in both space and time. The discipline draws freely on various fields of study in the humanities and in the social and natural sciences, and its diversity today is such that no single central mission earns a wide consensus. While training in the traditional four subfields of archaeology, biological anthropology, linguistic anthropology and social/cultural anthropology are offered in the department at Binghamton, students are encouraged to specialize along tracks that cross these sub-disciplinary boundaries. A central objective of graduate training in anthropology is the ability to develop an original research design and to communicate the research findings in a research paper, thesis or dissertation of publishable quality. All recipients of graduate degrees submit and defend formal, written demonstration of their ability to apply appropriate analysis to an original research project, except for the MS degree for which an oral demonstration of ability is required. The Doctor of Philosophy Degree The Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology is awarded to students who have shown mastery of the general materials of anthropology and a substantial command of the specialized subject matter of one or more of the four subfields, and who have successfully carried out and formally presented research judged to constitute an original contribution to the discipline. Admission to the Doctoral Program Students without substantial experience beyond the BA are not normally admitted directly to the PhD program. Although an MA is not required for admission or for the completion of the PhD, most students complete an MA in the course of their doctoral studies, either by submitting a thesis or through the two-paper option (see MA requirements). Applicants with graduate work at other universities are required to submit GRE aptitude test scores along with their applications, TOEFL where applicable (see MA Program admission requirements). Course requirements for the Doctoral Degree in Anthropology Minimum credits satisfying master's requirements (subfields, ANTH 501 and 504, and electives): 30 Electives (exclusive of ANTH 580, 590, 591, 599, 698, 699, and including no more than 8 credits of ANTH 597, and not more than 8 credits of course work outside of anthropology) to be chosen with the advice of the student's guidance committee and the written approval of its chair: 26 ANTH 699, Dissertation, as required to maintain registration after admission to candidacy. Total minimum credit hours: 56 Students who have completed an MA at another university or in another discipline may request credit for up to 30 credit hours toward the PhD, and they may request exemption from one or more of the subfield distribution requirements on the basis of previous graduate coursework in the relevant area. Students should address such requests to the Director of Graduate Studies. Foreign language and research skill See language requirement for the master's degree. Students having completed an MA at another university that required a language examination may submit evidence of having satisfied this requirement. In some instances, the choice of research area by the student may require demonstration of additional language proficiency (e.g. due to a lack of relevance of the language competence previously demonstrated). Students should seek the advice of the members of their doctoral committee regarding appropriate language and research skills for the pursuit of their individualized programs of study. Admission to candidacy To be admitted to candidacy for the Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology, a student must have satisfied at least the minimal course credit requirement (at least 56 hours, exclusive of courses graded below B-, with a GPA of 3.5 or better) and language requirements as determined by the student's doctoral committee. In addition, a student must: pass a written examination covering three literature areas (one of which may be a regional competency examination) propose a dissertation research project in colloquium before the department pass an oral examination administered by the guidance committee in which questions address both the written exam and the colloquium Within six months after admission to candidacy, submit a dissertation prospectus approved by the student's doctoral committee. Granting the degree Each doctoral candidate must demonstrate the ability to complete an original research project and submit the findings in a dissertation acceptable to the student's dissertation committee. Upon approval by this committee, the dissertation must be defended in a public defense attended by the candidate's committee, an outside reader appointed by and representing the dean of the Graduate School and any others who wish to attend. A successful defense and submission of the dissertation to the Graduate School complete the requirements for awarding the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology. Guidelines for Graduate Study in Anthropology Students are advised to consult the department's Guidelines for Graduate Study for additional information regarding graduate orientation, mentoring, funding, time-to-degree expectations and degree requirements. Professional Development Our program’s central objective is to train students in the development of original research design, and to communicate findings in publishable papers. Faculty and students develop close working relationships. Independent study is encouraged and closely guided through academic advising. Our department hosts a summer session class called the Archaeology Field School program, where students have the opportunity to earn credit as well as gain practical field experience. Outings in 2014 included excavation training and scientific analysis techniques at a historic 17th Century estate in New York. Binghamton University also boasts the Public Archaeology Facility, one of the largest facilities of its kind in the country. The Career Resource Library is available as a tool for students to learn how to use anthropological skills in industry, business, management and health research; how to teach anthropology; careers as independent consultants; ethnographic research; preparing to become an applied anthropologist; and the nature of anthropological fieldwork. After You Graduate MA graduates are prepared to be instructors at community colleges or pursue doctoral studies. Recent doctoral graduates are employed in positions at the New York State Department of Health, the National Geographic Society, Museum of International Folk Art, Purdue University and the University of Tennessee. Deadlines Fall: January 15 (Funding) / April 15 Spring: October 15 [-]

Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Roosevelt University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Schaumburg

The Department of Psychology's Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner model of professional training. [+]

Industrial/Organizational Psychology (PhD) Offered in: SCHAUMBURG The Department of Psychology's Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner model of professional training. The program enrolled its first ever Ph.D. students in the fall of 2012. This group represented the first Ph.D. students in the history of the entire university. The PhD program provides a more advanced degree in the Industrial/Organizational Psychology area. Generally, Master’s and PhD's in I/O psychology have a different focus and therefore prepare students for different kinds of work. While a master’s degree is an almost purely applied degree that prepares students for application of I/O psychology principles with a focus on practical skills, the PhD is a research degree that prepares students to conduct scientific research and analyze data with a much higher degree of sophistication. While the doctoral degree can prepare one for an academic career, most I/O psychologists, even those with the PhD, work outside of academia. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the leading professional organization for I/O psychologists, found in a 2006 membership survey that most respondents held PhDs (89% PhD, 11% master’s degree). Of these mostly PhD respondents, however, only 39% were employed by a college or university. I/O psychologists with PhDs work for companies, non-profit organizations, government, research institutes, consulting firms, and as independent consultants. They occupy roles similar to some that would be occupied by master’s-level I/O practitioners, but the PhD prepares practitioners for more sophisticated work, especially work requiring high-level analytical, methodological, and statistical skills. The field of I/O psychology is experiencing rapid growth, creating a higher need for well-trained I/O psychologists. The federal government estimated that between 2006 and 2016, there would be a 21% increase in I/O psychology positions nationally, which is considered well above average by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In addition, the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook estimated that the projected growth for 2010-2020 is 29%, which far exceeds the projected growth for most other disciplines. Further, the median annual income is currently $83,580 for an I/O Psychologist. However, that median number includes “all” I/O psychologists regardless of degree level. Every 3 years the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) conducts a survey of SIOP members’ income (2012 SIOP Salary Survey). For those who graduate specifically with a Ph.D. in I/O Psychology, the current median income is $119,568. Furthermore, that income has steadily increased 3-4% per year for the years included in the survey (1999-2012). It is important to note that this trend continued during and subsequent to the 2008 economic downturn. A degree in I/O Psychology also qualifies a person for many jobs in peripheral areas such as human resources, training and development, labor relations, and compensation functions. These fields are experiencing above-average growth as well, with an expected 17% increase in positions between 2006 and 2016, according to the 2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Admission Candidates for admission to the PhD program should have either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in psychology, management, business or in a closely related field. Students entering with a bachelor’s degree will earn a master’s degree (modified from the terminal MA offered by the Department of Psychology) during their progression through the doctoral program. Applicants must submit the PhD application form; transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work; Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical Writing scores on the Graduate Record Examination; three letters of recommendation, using the program’s letter of recommendation form; and a personal statement. The personal statement should demonstrate a clear, well-articulated understanding of the expectations and responsibilities of graduate training in industrial and organizational psychology, strong career motivation, and indication of research interests. Roosevelt considers each applicant on an individual basis and seeks diversity in ethnic and cultural background, education and life experience, and sexual orientation. Standards PhD students must make continual progress toward their degrees while enrolled in the program. Each student will be evaluated yearly by the entirety of the I/O faculty, and students not making appropriate progress will have one year to remediate, based on a remedial plan provided by the faculty. Students who earn a C for any course must repeat the course and earn a B or better. Students may also be dismissed from the program for lack of progress on a thesis or doctoral project if they do not meet a deadline decided by their thesis or doctoral project chair and the PhD program director. Again, this matter normally will be addressed in the yearly review. Advising Upon admission to the PhD program, students meet with their faculty advisors to develop a program completion plan covering all courses required for the doctoral degree, training experiences, the master’s project, the comprehensive exam, and the doctoral project. When receiving the yearly evaluation feedback, the advisor and student will revise the plan as necessary. It is extremely important that the student complete the plan of study within the first semester on campus as this assures cohort integrity and viability of I/O electives in other students' plans of study. Requirements All students must complete a plan of study that includes all of the requirements presented below in the curriculum statement. Given the nature of doctoral education, there is no “minimum” number of hours necessary for graduation. Instead, the student must complete the requirements set forth in his or her plan of study by the student's advisor. In addition to the required and elective courses, students are expected to complete a master’s thesis under the supervision of a faculty advisor and faculty committee. After successful completion of the thesis, students will take a comprehensive examination. After passing the comprehensive examination, students will complete a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of a faculty advisor and faculty committee. The standard course load for a full-time student in the PhD program is 9 to12 semester hours each fall, spring, and summer semester for the first three years. Students typically will have only a course or two remaining after the fall of their third year. Many times these courses will be dissertation hours if the student has followed their plan of study. Again, however, this is dependent on students setting and following their plan of study. While not required, most students will obtain one or more internships in the third year and beyond to gain real-world experiences while still under the supervision of their faculty advisor. The PhD program may accept credit for substantially equivalent graduate-level coursework completed at approved universities or schools of professional psychology. However, this credit will be determined when developing the plan of study with the major professor upon acceptance to the program. Students entering with a master’s degree should also meet with the director of the program to confirm which required courses will be waived based on previous graduate work. Again, any and all waivers should be reflected in the plan of study. It is also possible that the thesis requirement will be waived for students who already have completed a thesis in a terminal Master’s program. This will be on a case by case basis, however, and the student will need to get the approval of a thesis waiver. The thesis waiver form is considered part of the plan of study and should be completed at the time of the initial plan of study. Courses taken in the PhD program more than seven years before the semester in which the graduate degree is to be granted may not be counted toward the degree. There is a maximum limit of 10 years for completion of all components of the program, including the doctoral project. Students who have not completed the program by 10 years will be dismissed. As mentioned, students' progress will be evaluated yearly, and if progress has not been adequate, students may be dismissed from the program after a year of probation. Obviously, in certain situations, a precipitating event may be at the level that dismissal is immediate without the possibility of remediation (for example, plagiarism, academic dishonesty, sexual harassment). 1. Foundation Courses (must take all) PSYC 530 Advanced Research Methods (PhD Section) .....3 PSYC 690 M.A. Thesis .....6 PSYC 751 Advanced Industrial Psychology .....3 PSYC 752 Employee Selection .....3 PSYC 753 Training and Development in Organizations .....3 PSYC 756 Advanced Organizational Psychology .....3 PSYC 757 Leadership and Employee Motivation .....3 PSYC 771 Intermediate Statistics .....3 PSYC 772 Advanced Statistics .....5 PSYC 773 Multivariate Statistics .....5 PSYC 787 Ethical Issues in Organizational Consulting & Practice .....3 PSYC 790 Doctoral Research .....6 2. General Courses (must take three) PSYC 631 Advanced Personality Theory .....3 PSYC 633 Social Psychology & Group Dynamics .....3 PSYC 636 Human Development .....3 PSYC 638 History & Systems .....3 PSYC 663 Issues in Cognitive Psychology .....3 PSYC 681 Instructor Development Seminar .....3 PSYC 716 Cognitive, Affective, & Learning Bases of Behavior .....3 3. Electives (must take six): Electives should be pre-approved by faculty advisor. Diversity in Organizations .....3 Groups & Teams in Organizations .....3 Hierarchical Linear Modeling .....3 Human Factors in Organizations .....3 Item Response & Classical Test Theories .....3 Meta-Analysis .....3 Performance Appraisal & Feedback .....3 Questionnaire Development .....3 Structural Equation Modeling .....3 PSYC 634 Community Psychology & Social Justice .....3 PSYC 660 Employment Testing .....3 PSYC 662 Organization Behavior & Practice .....3 PSYC 664 Occupational Health & Safety .....3 PSYC 668 Organizational Assessment & Development .....3 PSYC 669 Instructional Design & Training .....3 The third list presented above provides example courses that will fulfill those requirements. Other electives and general courses may be approved by the faculty advisor and the director of the program as long as they are incorporated into the student’s plan of study. These other courses MUST BE in the student's plan of study and preapproved to be used in either list 2 or list 3 above. Comprehensive examination The comprehensive examination provides an opportunity for students to review and integrate their knowledge of the theory, research, and practice of industrial and organizational psychology. The examination is taken after students have completed all foundation courses, completed their thesis project, and been approved to take by their major professor. This will typically be in the spring of the student’s third year if they have met necessary milestones in the program. The examination will consist of a written component. If a student does not pass the examination, he or she may retake it once. If the student is unable to pass it the second time, the student will be dismissed from the program. Further details concerning the specifics of the comps can be found in the I/O Ph.D. Student Manual. Student evaluations The PhD program at Roosevelt University is accountable to the profession and the public for the development of the professional standards of its future practitioners. Thus, the successful completion of the program entails development of academic knowledge and skills, professional skills, and interpersonal competencies necessary to function as an effective professional. Additionally, as I/O psychologists we understand the importance of both formative and summative evaluation. As such, the faculty will conduct yearly reviews of performance for every student in the doctoral program. As mentioned, the faculty advisor will then meet with the student to review performance, alter the plan of study as needed, activate a remedial plan if needed, and set goals for the coming year. [-]

PhD In Regional Development

Université du Québec à Rimouski UQAR
Campus Full time 6 months September 2017 Canada Rimouski Lévis + 1 more

The doctorate in regional development is to train scientists and analysts able to meet the needs of people and regional organizations in planning, evaluation and analysis of regional development. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in North America 2017. The doctorate in regional development is to train scientists and analysts able to meet the needs of people and regional organizations in planning, evaluation and analysis of regional development. Offered jointly with the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), this program focuses on interdisciplinary and is defined on the following areas: dynamic socio-historical structuring and de-structuring of the regional space; regionalisms and social movements; process of development of resources and the environment. Program Structure This program involves a thesis of 63 credits to deepen a subject area of ​​study Regional Development. Particular attention is paid to the problems of the peripheral regions, both in industrialized countries and in the Third World. It focuses on interdisciplinarity at all stages of training: in courses and seminars in the doctoral examination and definition of the thesis project, in training students, and finally, in achieving thesis. Targeted audience The doctorate in regional development is for candidates with varied profiles, holders of a research type of control: regional development or regional studies; humanities (anthropology, demography, economics, geography, history, psychology, political science, sociology, social work; in urban sciences (urban studies, urban planning); in Management Science. Research areas Social issues studied by the teachers want to resonate with the news: effects of development policies on the regional economy; innovation and territorial anchoring of enterprises in rural and urban areas; social acceptability of projects to exploit natural resources; multifunctionality of rural areas and agriculture; adaptation of local communities to climate change. Employment Opportunities graduate in regional development programs form the analysts could clarify complex situations faced by stakeholders involved in the social, economic and cultural action at various territorial scales while being able to make a diagnosis and possible solutions to guide social change. Under the influence of factors like economic restructuring and strengthening sense of identity, there is, in Quebec and abroad, a renewed interest in the regional order issues. Those with a degree graduate in regional development hold high-level functions powered by the expansion of education, research, consultation, intervention or public administration around issues development of regions. Several graduates in regional development have jobs in the following environments: organizations dedicated to research and teaching (specialized centers, colleges, universities); Private intervention and consultation bodies; government and international agencies concerned with regional development. [-]

PhD International Conflict Management

Kennesaw State University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Kennesaw Marietta

The PhD in International Conflict Management (INCM) at Kennesaw State University (KSU) currently has students from around the world, creating a dynamic, yet intimate, educational environment. [+]

The PhD in International Conflict Management (INCM) at Kennesaw State University (KSU) currently has students from around the world, creating a dynamic, yet intimate, educational environment. INCM is a field that currently has few opportunities for advanced training. This PhD program offers several key elements unavailable in most other doctoral programs in this field to top-quality, advanced graduate students. Each doctoral student, after completing the core courses, is given the flexibility to focus their studies in their desired area. Overview The INCM is one of only a few such programs available in North America. PhD students accepted into the program receive broad interdisciplinary training and opportunities that draw on an array of academic disciplines. Graduates will be able to address problems from a sophisticated knowledge base of substantive, theoretical, practical, and methodological approaches. The core courses prepare them in key global competencies including: Intercultural dynamics of global conflict Economic conflict analysis International relations Conflict management theory Methodological preparation is rigorous, including required and optional courses in quantitative and qualitative methods, research design, and international program and policy analysis and evaluation. The PhD program also requires graduates to obtain significant international experience and competency in a language other than English. Vision To become a leading PhD program preparing scholar-practitioners for the complex challenges of preventing, managing, and transforming international conflict. Purpose This fulltime, interdisciplinary, in-residence program is designed to meet the global demand for scholar-practitioners to address the complex array of international conflict and security challenges through the development and implementation of empirically based research, policy recommendations, and solutions. INCM PhD graduates are prepared to compete for tenure-track university faculty appointments and a wide range of operational positions in government, non-governmental agencies, and the global business community. Program Objectives INCM PhD offers several key elements unavailable in most other doctoral programs in this field to top quality graduate students: The interdisciplinary nature of the program provides graduates with broad training allowing them to integrate the latest research findings into theoretically rich, issue-relevant publications and reports. The rigorous methodological training prepares graduates to address global conflict issues using the latest and most effective quantitative and qualitative research methods. The international experience allows graduates to integrate theory and practice in their analysis of international conflict. Professional competency in a language other than English prepares students for the successful application of their skills in the global arena. The pedagogical training specific to the higher education context and their guided teaching experiences offer exceptional preparation for graduates interested in academic careers. Access to experienced faculty and close working relationships with professors facilitate collaborative research and timely completion of dissertations and the PhD degree. The diversity on campus (students from 142 countries currently study at KSU) and in the graduate program contributes to a broad understanding of global conflict issues. The strong links between KSU and the Atlanta metro region and its outstanding resources provide exemplary opportunities for collaboration beyond the campus. Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to the PhD in International Conflict Management, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission with a non-refundable $60 application fee and submit the following supporting documents by the August 1 deadline to be considered for Spring semester or the March 1 deadline to be considered for Fall semester. 1. Transcripts Submit official transcripts from all post-secondary educational institutions you attended. Please note that although unofficial transcripts may be uploaded online, you still need to have official transcripts. Submitted transcripts from foreign institutions must be accompanied by an official evaluation. Transcripts may be evaluated by one of the following agencies. Evaluations must include course-by-course and a calculation of your GPA. The evaluation must come to us in a sealed envelope or electronically directly from the agency. Evalutation Service, Inc. Joseph Silney and Associates, Inc. World Education Services (WES) 2. Official GRE Test Score Submit a copy of your GRE Scores from the Educational Testing Service. See GRE Scoring table for more information. 3. Statement of Intent Describe your interest in the study of international conflict management and any relevant experiences you bring to the program and outline how you believe the PhD program could further your interests. While you are not expected to have a full proposal developed at the time of application, the identification of topical, regional, theoretical, or methodological foci will enhance your overall competitiveness. Your statement will be reviewed by the INCM Admissions Committee of faculty from a range of disciplines. The KSU Graduate Online Application will allow you to upload this required documentation. Additionally, you are strongly advised to identify program faculty with whom you might like to work and to contact those faculty regarding their availability as mentors and dissertation advisors. Such contact should be referenced in the Statement of Intent. The presence of faculty members interested in your specific research agenda enhances the likelihood that you will generate a dissertation of high academic quality. Faculty support for your application may improve your chances of acceptance into the program (although it does not guarantee acceptance). 4. Writing Sample Submit a writing sample demonstrating your writing and analytical abilities as they relate to higher education or professional experience. This writing sample is preferred in English, however, it will be accepted in another language accompanied by an English translation. There are no length requirements, however, longer samples (e.g., a senior or master’s thesis) should be accompanied by an abstract or executive summary. The KSU Graduate Online Application will allow you to upload this required documentation. 5. Resume or Curriculum Vitae Submit a document showing the chronological progression of your educational and work experiences including any additional information you deem relevant to support your application. The KSU Graduate Online Application will allow you to upload this required documentation. 6. Recommendation Letters Three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the KSU Graduate Admissions office. Two of which should be from referees who can describe in detail your qualifications, motivation, and prospects for success in the program. 7. Additional Requirements for International Students All applicants who are not native speakers of English must take the TOEFL (minimum score of 88) or the IELTS (minimum score of 6.5), unless: they come from exempt countries; have graduated from a college or university in the United States accredited in a manner accepted by KSU; or who have studied successfully for at least one year at a university in which English was the medium of instruction. If these criteria are applicable you may submit a TOEFL Waiver Request. [-]

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

William Howard Taft University
Online Full time Part time 27 months September 2017 USA USA Online + 1 more

The online Doctor of Education degree program emphasizes course work in leadership and management in a variety of educational and public service settings. It requires no classroom or seminar attendance. [+]

Doctorate Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in North America 2017. Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) Overview The online Doctor of Education degree program emphasizes course work in leadership and management in a variety of educational and public service settings. It requires no classroom or seminar attendance. The Program is of particular interest to individuals with public or private school teaching experience who seek administrative positions or middle level managers who are interested in moving into higher levels of administration. The objectives of the Program are: To offer a program of coursework and practical exercises in educational leadership, management and instruction that will enhance the professional and personal lives of its students. To prepare professional educators to serve the needs of both public and private institutions from the elementary to postsecondary level in their community and beyond. Successful graduates of the Program will be able to: Apply best practices, current concepts, theories, and research about effective teaching, learning, and administration to improve one's professional practice as a teacher or administrator. Employ effective and appropriate leadership techniques that support educational and administrative objectives. Use multiple strategies in efforts to help students of various levels and backgrounds to learn subject matter. Discuss with a level of authority on the funding and budgeting practices and legal principles of the American public school system. Use information and technology to plan instructional and administrative strategies, and improve learning, productivity, and professional practice. Develop, organize and perform sound research studies in institutional settings. Communicate effectively with learners, their families, and other professionals in ways appropriate to purpose and content. Author a properly formatted and presented Dissertation that represents a substantive research topic of original work. Successful students should demonstrate high quality communication and writing skills, become more critical of the status quo, and be well prepared to initiate school and process improvement based on solid reasoning backed by valid research. Graduates of the Program will emerge with a recognized degree and a set of diverse and relevant skills that are applicable in the pursuit of administration, and advanced level positions in education fields. The University acts to fulfill the purposes of the Doctor of Education program through appropriate coursework, coupled with continuing direction, evaluation of student progress, and regular assessment of student learning outcomes, supervised and administered by qualified faculty. The Doctor of Education degree program is designed to service a national market and does not purport to provide licensure or credential certification in any particular state and/or school district. Applicants interested in licensure, credential certification, and/or salary advancement are encouraged to contact the relevant licensing body(ies) and their respective human resources department before enrollment. Coursework in the Program is geared toward those in school settings. Applicants are encouraged to contact the admissions office if they have questions regarding the curriculum and their individual professional backgrounds. Presentation The University's Directed Independent Study modality recognizes that education is an individual process where individuals with different learning needs and study schedules can be accommodated. It emphasizes learning that is meaningful, where individuals enjoy the learning process, and acquire knowledge to better understand and manage their own careers. The Program’s Faculty Members support the student’s independent-study learning role by guiding and stimulating the learning process in one-on-one interaction. Our faculty mentors recognize individual learning styles and emphasize the relevance of the material to the individual's situation. Each course in the Program contains a series of lesson assignments generally consisting of reading requirements and research projects. Students are evaluated through examinations and/or research assignments which are submitted for faculty evaluation. All assignments are submitted electronically. As set forth in the University’s General Catalog, Internet access and minimum computer requirements and skills are required as a condition of admittance. The first three courses in the curriculum are known as qualifying courses. A student must take and pass a Qualifying Examination before a student can earn academic credit for a core course. The Qualifying Examination is a three hour proctored test that covers material covered in the qualifying courses. It consists of a combination of objective and subjective questions. Admission Policies and Requirements To be admitted to the Program, applicants must possess a master's degree in education or a master's degree in another discipline and a teaching or administrative credential. In either case the degrees must be from appropriately accredited institutions and the applicant must have a minimum of two years of teaching or administrative experience in an educational setting from elementary through higher education. Other factors affecting admission include the strength of the applicant's personal statement (the importance of demonstrating graduate level writing skills cannot be over emphasized), references, record of involvement in professional organizations and associations, an aptitude for leadership based in part on employment and educational background. An applicant may be conditionally admitted into the Program based on a completed Application for Admission, receipt of the $75.00 Application Fee, student copies of transcripts reflecting the applicant’s highest relevant degree, documentation of the applicant’s professional work experience, and the receipt of two completed Doctoral Applicant Reference Forms. Official copies of all relevant college level credits received directly from the institution of origin will be required within 60 days of enrollment. The vast majority of the institution’s applicants are mature adults working in a variety of professional settings. Many have not attended college for several years. Consequently, prior class rank and grade point average are not significant factors in the admission process. Should additional information be required the applicant will be contacted. All payments must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard®,Visa®, American Express® or personal/business check. Foreign Applicants and Applicants with International Credentials It may be necessary for applicants who have attended colleges or universities outside of the United States to obtain an evaluation of their education from a credential evaluation service approved by the University. Upon request, the Admissions Office will provide a list of approved evaluators. In addition, applicants who do not possess a degree from a postsecondary institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT) or 80 on the Internet Based Test (iBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS). Transfer Credit The acceptance of transfer credits between academic institutions lies within the discretion of the receiving college or university. Credits earned at William Howard Taft University may or may not be accepted by another institution depending upon its own programs, policies, and regulations. The University does not accept Transfer Credit or credit for experiential learning (Portfolio Credit) in the Doctor of Education programs. Financial Information Tuition is billed at the rate of $420.00 per month during the term of enrollment. The obligation of students to pay tuition shall continue until the earliest of the following events: a. satisfaction of all degree requirements; b. 48 billing months (four years); c. withdrawal from the Program; d. academic dismissal from the Program. The cost of books and materials, other than each course syllabus, is not included in the tuition. The University does not sell books or materials. Most books and materials may be purchased at local colleges, retail bookstores, directly from publishers or over the Internet. The cost is estimated to average approximately $150.00 per course. Students are always provided with a mail or Internet source for acquiring all required materials. How to Enroll If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, a formal enrollment agreement will be prepared and sent to the applicant for review and signature. Students may elect to begin the Program on the 1st day of any month. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard® / Visa® / American Express® or personal/business check. Applicants are encouraged to call the Admissions Office if there are any questions regarding enrollment procedures. [-]