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, and educational foundations is designed to develop personnel for policy making roles in the field of education in a variety of venues. Set forth in this document are the pre-application and application requirements and procedures for admission to the program. This document incorporates and adapts the University and College requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

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.

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