EDPA Ph.D.: Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE)Track
The doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in educational policy administration with a program track in comparative and international development education (CIDE) is administered by the Graduate School and offered by the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD).
CIDE uses an interdisciplinary approach to the study of education’s role in economic, political, and sociocultural development; international educational exchange; and the internationalization of education. The three specializations within CIDE are comparative and international development education; intercultural/international education; and global youth policy and leadership.
Who enrolls in this program?
Students enrolled in CIDE are the future leaders, university faculty members, policy analysts, and researchers in the field of comparative and international development education. Students enrolled in this program incorporate relevant knowledge from the social sciences and the humanities into their studies, and they apply theory and practice in their area of specialization. The program is selective and is limited to 10-12 students each year. All new students begin the program in the fall semester.
What will my program look like?
The Ph.D. requires that students take at least 58 semester credits of course work. With adviser approval, students can transfer up to
18 semester credits from their master's degree toward these 58 Ph.D. credits. In addition, 24 semester thesis credits will be required for the dissertation for a total if 82 credits. Typically, a course that meets once a week throughout the semester is three credits. Students can complete the coursework on either a full-time or part-time basis.
How long will my Ph.D. program take?
Attending full time, students normally complete the required coursework in 2 to 2½ years, during which time they also complete preliminary written and oral examinations. Most students are able to complete their dissertation in another 1 to 2 years. Upon completion of their dissertation, students then take a final oral examination. Doctoral students must complete all their requirements and receive their degree within five calendar years after passing their preliminary oral examination.
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Revised April 2012