The 53-credit curriculum begins with 23 credits of core courses: research seminar (2 credits); quantitative and qualitative research design and methods (9 credits); data analysis and statistics (6 credits); and research practicum (6 credits). Additional required courses include intervention research (3 credits), an integrative seminar (3 credits), teaching methods (3 credits), advanced research or data analysis in the student’s area of interest (3 credits), and theory in the student’s area of interest (3 credits). Students also take another 3-credit elective.
After completing the integrative seminar, students take a comprehensive examination. The final phase of the program is the completion of 12 hours of doctoral dissertation credits.