- Completed admission application packet, including ($50) nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
- Official transcripts indicating conferral of a master’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (minimum 3.0 grade point average)
- Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
- Two professional letters of recommendation by two individuals who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a doctoral program
- Employment in or access to professional field(s) appropriate to applicant’s selected concentration
- Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or Graduate Record Examination (GRE®) Test Scores—the test must have been taken within the past five (5) years (regardless of score). MAT: Submit a test score report showing a raw score of 37 (scaled score between 391-396), or GRE scores of 1000 (combined Verbal and Quantitative scales only) for tests taken prior to August 1, 2011, or GRE scores of 300 (combined Verbal and Quantitative scales only) for tests taken on or after August 1, 2011.
- The test must have been taken within the past five years. Applicants who do not meet the minimum recommended test score are not required to submit additional information or retake the exam to be considered for admission.
- Completed Personal Statement of Goals
FOR NON-NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS
Applicants whose native language is not English are required to demonstrate English proficiency by providing proof of a minimum score of 213 on the computer-based or 550 on the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam or 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam.
FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS
Students taking classes in certain FSE international clusters may be exempt from submitting MAT, GRE, and TOEFL scores. Please contact a FSE enrollment representative regarding requirements for your international cluster.
Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) or another U.S. regional accrediting association must provide official documentation of degree equivalency for admission. This includes those who hold degrees from foreign institutions. The evaluation must include a course-by-course analysis and list all course subjects with United States semester credits and a GPA on a 4.0 scale from one of the three evaluation agencies listed.
For information, contact one of the following:
|Academic Evaluation Services, Inc.
11700 N 58 St. G & H
Tampa, FL 33617
Fax: (813) 374-2023
|Educational Credential Evaluators
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
|Josef Silney & Associates, Inc.
7101 SW 102nd Ave
P.O. Box 5087
Miami, FL 33173
Fax: (305) 273-1338
|World Education Services|
Bowling Green Station
New York, NY 10274-5087
COURSES IN THE MAJOR
(69 credits minimum)
Doctoral Studies Orientation (online)
Advanced Research and Leadership Development (3 credits)
CORE SEMINARS (18 CREDITS)
Leadership (3 credits)
Leadership Simulation (3 credits)
* (EDD9100 and EDD9100S must be taken together)
Trends and Issues (6 credits)
Methods of Inquiry (6 credits)
RESEARCH ELECTIVES (3 credits—choose one)
Advanced Program Evaluation
Advanced Statistical Methods
Single Subject Research
Mixed Methods Research
*Prerequisite EDD 9300
**Prerequisite ARC 8913
***Prerequisite ARC 8912
****Prerequisites ARC 8912 or ARC 8916
CONCENTRATION (21 CREDITS)
Surviving Change Politics, Power, Money, and the Law
Governance and Management in Higher Education
Curriculum and Program Development
Moving Toward the Future Successful Strategic Action Plans
Targeting Our Students The Dynamics of Student Services
Contemporary Challenges in Higher Education LeadershipChoose one of the following courses:
Financing Institutions of Higher Learning
Foundations, Sponsored Research, and Collaborations in Institutional Development
Ethics and Social Responsibility
Human Resource Development
Technological Literacy for Leaders
Leading a Learning Organization
ELECTIVES/MINOR (12 CREDITS)
Students will fulfill this requirement by selecting a minor or selecting the appropriate number of credits from the various courses offered in any of the concentration areas, minors, or additional electives.
APPLIED DISSERTATION BENCHMARKS (12 CREDITS)
The Applied Dissertation is a detailed, accurate, and cohesive account of a scholarly investigation designed to answer one or more research questions. It is required of all FSE doctoral students and its purpose is to improve practice in education and human services. The dissertation process consists of a total of 12 credits encompassing three major benchmarks (i.e., concept paper, proposal, and final report).
Applied Dissertation Service 1—Concept Paper (2 CREDITS)
Register in 2nd Term
Applied Dissertation Seminar 2—Proposal (5 CREDITS)
Register in 3rd Term
Applied Dissertation Seminar 3—Dissertation (5 CREDITS)
Register in 5th Term
CONTINUING DISSERTATION SERVICES (1 CREDIT)
Applied Dissertation Services II
Registration from the 37th month to conferral - 1 credit
*Note: Credit earned from ADS 8091 does not count toward the minimum credit hour requirement for either the EdD, PhD, or SLPD degrees. Students must be registered for ADS 8091 to be eligible for continuing services through the Applied Research Center (ARC).