Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Doctoral programs in the College of Education offer opportunities for advanced study and research to persons who demonstrate superior scholarship, promise in the area of research, and potential for professional leadership. Doctoral degrees are conferred in recognition of outstanding ability and high attainment in coursework, examinations, research, and scholarly writing. Because of the limited number of doctoral students that can be served, not all qualified applicants can be guaranteed admission. (Degree Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy are available in the Wayne State University Graduate Bulletin.)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (EPS), with provisions for educational leadership, including special education administration, is designed for a person who is anticipating an academic career or in an area of practice which demands theoretical research expertise; who is interested in theory and conceptual analysis; and is interested in research which as potential for advancing education theory and practice.

Applicants/students are responsible for understanding and adhering to all University rules and regulations governing doctoral programs. The rules and regulations are published in the University Bulletin.