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Coursework in the Doctoral Program Focusing in Educational Technology

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The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded for mastering a field of scholarship, for learning the methods of investigation appropriate to that field, and for completing original research. Although the courses and the research leading to the Ph.D. are necessarily specialized, the attainment of this degree should not be an isolated event in the enterprise of learning. The aspirant for the Ph.D. is expected to be a well-educated person with a broad sense of general knowledge, not only as preparation for more advanced work but also as a means of knowing how the chosen specialty is related to other fields of human thought. As a means of giving depth and breadth to the doctoral program requires work in a minor field, or at least an articulated selection of extra-departmental courses.

ELPS Ed Tech Coursework Requirements and Resources:

  • See the PhD Planning Checklist coursework plan links.

  • Also consult the Graduate Catalog for requirements affecting doctoral degrees.

  • See course descrtions .

    • Residence Requirement
      The student must spend the equivalent of three academic years, including the time spent in attaining the master's degree, in resident study at this or some other university. Two consecutive semesters (which may include one summer session) subsequent to the first year of graduate study, must be spent in resident study at the University of Kansas. During this residency the student must be involved full-time in academic pursuits, which may include up to half-time teaching or research (or a greater amount of research under special provisions.)

      Note: Hourly enrollment requirements must be met through courses at the program’s home campus, and if appropriate internal employment is not involved, at least 9 hours must be in regularly scheduled courses.

      Course Substitution Requests
      Students may request that courses taken at another other institutions substitute for course requirements in the KUSOE Graduate program.

      • The student must provide documentation that the substitute courses are substantially similar to the KU courses. Please accompany requests for course substitution with specific course numbers, titles, the official course description and preferably a current syllabi from the granting institution.

      • Courses taken at other institution do not count toward the total required hours for the program.

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