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Doctor of Education

Global Studies in Education

Global Studies in Education (GSE) deals with global change and education from social justice and critical democracy perspectives. The program focuses on the globalization of policy, pedagogy in different contexts including online environments, and children and youth studies. Students in this program will earn a Doctor of Education (EdD) in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with a concentration in Global Studies in Education.

Typical Plan of Study (minimum 64 hours)

Core Courses

16 hours

1 Research Methods Required Course

4 hours

Select 2 Additional Research Methods Courses

8 hours

Qualifying Exams

8 - 12 hours

With advisor approval, students may take the following courses OR 8 credits of EPOL 595 Independent study for their qualifying exams.

Dissertation Proposal Preparation

4 hours

Thesis Research

4 - 16 hours

Program Cost 

To determine program cost, use the Cost Calculator.  Please note that online students should reference the tuition cost only, there are not additional fees for online. 

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