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Academics

Doctor of Education


Professional Studies

Training professionals to excel in teaching, service, leadership roles, and responsibility. There are 4 tracks to choose from, each with a specialized program of study. Click below to view courses for each track.

Candidates applying to the program will need the following evidence/documents:

  • Master’s or an Educational Specialist degree from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum of two years experience in teaching or an equivalent area
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Scores from the GRE Verbal and Quantitative
  • GRE or CAAP writing scores
  • Doctoral Portfolio

For specific requirements, please contact the coordinator.


Admission Fulfillment Standards

  • Points earned in the verbal and quantitative sections will be added to give a GRE rating
  • GPA on all graduate work must be submitted
  • A GRE or CAAP writing score
  • Evaluated portfolio
  • A weighted point system will be given to each of the criteria above. Once a students has a sufficient score, instructions on the portfolio and structured interview process will be provided

Admission to the Doctoral Program

For admission to the doctoral program, students are required to submit a portfolio. The following information may help students meet this requirement.

Portfolio Deadlines:

Spring admission – September 20

Summer admission – February 28

Fall admission – February 28

Academic Resources

Institutional Review Board

Graduation Resources

Important Dates for Fall 2016 Graduates

  • September 2: Last day to submit a dissertation draft for fall 2016 defense and graduation
  • October 7: Last day to defend a dissertation for fall 2016 graduation
  • November 4: Last day to submit a revised dissertation to committee for final approval
  • November 25: Last day to submit final dissertation for fall 2016 graduation

Campus Resources

Spring 2016 comprehensive examination: April 27

Important Dates for Spring 2016 Graduates

  • February 5: Last day to submit a dissertation draft for spring 2016 defense and graduation
  • March 18: Last day to defend a dissertation for spring 2016 graduation
  • April 8: Last day to submit a revised dissertation to committee for final approval
  • April 29: Last day to submit final dissertation for spring 2016 graduation

Dr. Jacqueline Craven
Doctoral Program Coordinator
662.846.4370

Dr. Tom Brady
Interim Chair
662.846.4370