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Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Undergraduate Studies:

Graduate Studies:


Ph.D. in OLPD: Education Policy and Leadership (EPL) Program Curriculum

Program overview

Departmental Core (16 credits)

Professional Socialization Seminar

Research Courses

EPL Program Core (18 credits)

Additional Coursework (12 credits minimum)

Minimum of 12 credits required. These credits can be used to meet the requirement that a minimum of 12 credits be taken outside the EPL track or for a minor. Courses not specifically listed should have adviser approval. Students who have successfully completed enrollment in the University of Minnesota's Principals Academy may use transfer credits to fulfill this requirement.

Thesis Credits (24 credits)

All Ph.D. students are required to register for 24 semester thesis credits after completing the preliminary oral exam. The 24 credits must be taken over two or more terms.

Total Ph.D. Credits Required

46 credits of EPL coursework + 24 thesis credits = 70 total credits

Revised August 19, 2016