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PHD Program

Ph.D. Program Specializing in Educational Policy
The Ohio State University, Department of Educational Studies
College of Education and Human Ecology
Semester Program Requirements
(minimum of 60 credit hours beyond the Master’s Degree; 90 credit hours post-baccalaureate)

PhD degree students must complete a minimum of 90 hours (post-baccalaureate) or 60 hours (post-masters) with a minimum of 24 of those 60 credit hours completed at Ohio State University.
Doctoral Core Courses (6 hours)

________ EDUCST 6891 Core 1: Proseminar in Educational Policy and Leadership (3)
________ EDUCST 6892 Core 2: Educational Policy and Inequality in Social and Cultural Context: Integrating Research Traditions (3) ____________

Research Requirements (9 hours)

ANOVA Sequence:
________ ESQREM 7648 Univariate Experimental Design (4 hours) ____________
________ ESQREM 8648 Multivariate Experimental Designs (4 hours) ____________
Regression Sequence:
________ ESQREM 7651 Regression Analysis (4 hours) ____________
________ ESQREM 8658 Applied Multilevel Data Analysis (3 hours) ____________
Qualitative Options
________ ESQUAL 8210 Qualitative Research: The Analysis of Interaction in
Educational Settings (3) ____________
________ ESQUAL 8280 Qualitative Research in Education: Paradigms, Theories,
and Exemplars (3) ____________
Additional Courses

________ ESEPOL 7225 Approaches to Policy Inquiry (3) ____________
________ ESPHE 7240 Life History Interviewing (3) ____________
________ SOCIOL 6649 Intro to Quantitative Research/Multiple Regression (3) ____________
________ SOCIOL 6710 Design and Analysis of Quantitative Sociological Research (3) ________ POLITSC 7551 Quantitative Political Analysis I (3) ____________
________ GEOG 5100 Spatial Data Analysis (3) ____________
Specialized Sequence

Students, in consultation with their advisors, may design their own methodology sequence. This is particularly suited to humanistic scholarship in education (e.g., history or philosophy of education). To complete a specialized sequence, students must take three methodology courses relevant to their research interests. Specialized research plans are approved by the Graduate Studies Committee.
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Specialization Requirements (15 hours)

________ ESEPOL 6000 Introduction to Educational Policy (3) ____________

________ ESEPOL 7224 Educational Policy Analysis in Contemporary Culture (3) _________

________ ESEPOL 8352 Educational Policy in Democratic Society (3) ____________

________ ESPHE 7222 History of Educational Policy (3) ____________
Choose one of the following courses: (choose two courses if any of required courses were taken as part of Master’s degree)

________ ESPHE 8201 Social Foundations of Education (3) ____________

________ ESPHE 8410 Ethics and Education: Equality, Freedom, and Justice
in Schools (3) ____________

_______ ESLTECH 6223 Issues and Practices in Educational Technology (3) ____________
Elective Requirements (choose 5 of these or other courses approved by faculty advisor) (15 hours)

________ ESEPOL 5217 Comparative Education (3) ____________

________ ESEPOL 7100 Policy Writing (3) ____________

________ ESEPOL 8209 Cultural Processes in Education (3) ____________

________ ESEPOL 8312 Governance and Control in American Education (3) ____________

________ ESPHE 6410 Philosophy of Education (3) ____________

________ ESPHE 8201 Social Foundations of Education (3) ____________

________ ESPHE 8410 Ethics and Education: Equality, Freedom,
and Justice in Schools (3) ____________

________ ESEADM 8310 Educational Change (3) ____________

________ ESEADM 8361 Social and Political Contexts of Education (3) ____________

________ ESLTECH 6223 Issues and Practices in Educational Technology (3) ____________

________ ESLTECH 7229 Technology, Society, and Education (3) ____________

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Research Apprenticeship: (9 credit hours)

Under the supervision of faculty, students are required to take nine credit hours of work focused on the preparation of conference presentations and/or publications, or on intensive study relevant to the dissertation.
Sem. Hrs. Sem. Planned
Taken Course # Course Name _______or Taken____
________ EDUCST 8191 Research Apprenticeship ____________
________ EDUCST 8191 Research Apprenticeship ____________
________ EDUCST 8191 Research Apprenticeship ____________
________ EDUCST 8191 Research Apprenticeship ____________

 

All students who successfully complete the doctoral candidacy examination will be required to be enrolled in every semester of their candidacy (summer session excluded) until graduation. Students must be enrolled for three credits per semester. While the Graduate School and the individual graduate programs will monitor the enrollment of all post-candidacy students, it ultimately will be the responsibility of each student to ensure that they are meeting the enrollment provisions of this policy.

Minimum Dissertation Credits: (minimum 6 credit hours)

Sem. Hrs. Sem. Planned
Taken Course # Course Name or Taken____
________ EDUCST 8999 Dissertation Research ____________
________ EDUCST 8999 Dissertation Research ____________
________ EDUCST 8999 Dissertation Research ____________
________ EDUCST 8999 Dissertation Research ____________
________ EDUCST 8999 Dissertation Research ____________

 

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