PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with Emphasis in Educational Policy Studies

Degree Requirements

Core Requirements12
Social Theory in Education
Educational Leadership
Organizational Analysis
Educational Policy Analysis
Research Requirements15
Introduction to Research Design
Qualitative Methods in Educational Research I
Qualitative Tools for Applied Research in Eductional Leadership
Qualitative or Quantitative II course
Seminar in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis ((PhD ProSem))
Emphasis Area (one of the areas below)18
PK-1218
Educational Policy Studies18
Higher Education18
Electives9
Electives selected with advisor and committee approval (may include additional research, ELPA, or outside ELPA courses)
Dissertation6 minimum

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Sample Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ED_LPA 94003ED_LPA 94013 
ED_LPA 94023ED_LPA 94093 
ED_LPA 9405 (PHD Pro-Seminar)3Emphasis 13 
 9 9  
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits 
ED_LPA 94033Emphasis 33 
Research Methods 13Emphasis 43 
Emphasis 23Research Methods 23 
 9 9  
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
Emphasis 53Elective 23ED_LPA 90901
Elective 13Elective 33 
Research Methods 33Emphasis 63 
 9 9 1
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCreditsSummerCredits
ED_LPA 90902ED_LPA 90902ED_LPA 90901
 2 2 1
Total Credits: 60

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Qualifying Process

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Comprehensive Exam Process

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Dissertation Requirements

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Admissions

Applicants are required to meet two sets of minimum qualifications for admission: the requirements of the PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and the minimum requirements of the Office of Graduate Studies.  Because requirements vary, you must refer to a degree program's graduate admission page to learn about specific admission criteria, application deadlines, eligibility and application process.  Your application materials will be reviewed by both the Office of Graduate Studies and the degree program to which you’ve applied before official admission to the University of Missouri.

For application instructions, see:  https://education.missouri.edu/degree/education-policy-phd/#apply

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