- Completed admissions 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 required)
- Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
- Two professional letters of recommendation by two different 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.
- Complete 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.
COURSES IN THE MAJOR
(69 credits minimum)
Doctoral Studies Orientation (online)
Summer Conference (3 credits)
CORE SEMINARS (18 CREDITS)
Leadership (3 credits)
Leadership Simulation (3 credits)
Trends and Issues (6 credits)
Methods of Inquiry (6 credits)
* EDD9100 and EDD9100S must be taken together.
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 AREA (24 CREDITS)
Instructional Media (3 credits)
Principles of Distance Education (3 credits)
Instructional Design (3 credits)
System Analysis and Design (3 credits)
Principles of Instructional Technology (3 credits)
Choose any three courses below:
Digital Media for Instructional Technology and Distance Education (3 credits)
Advanced Instructional Design (3 credits)
Professional Practice in ITDE (3 credits)
Advanced Applications in ITDE (3 credits)
Theories of Learning (3 credits)
Management and Evaluation of Instructional Technology and Distance Education (3 credits)
Contemporary Issues in ITDE (3 credits)
Perspectives in ITDE
ELECTIVES/MINOR (9-15 CREDITS)
Through the electives component, students can individualize their doctoral degrees. Depending on the number of credits required in their main concentration, students must complete the minimum 69-credit requirement using electives. These electives also may be applied toward a second concentration (18–24 credits) or a minor (15 credits). Elective courses must be taken online.
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)
Beginning the 37th month of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program, students will enroll in ADS 8091, Applied Dissertation Services, in order to receive dissertation services and support from Dissertation Committee Chairs and or the Applied Research Center. In cases where students are not enrolled in any classes where students are not enrolled in any classes prior to the 37th month and where Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) students require support from Dissertation chairs and or the Applied Research Center, ADS 8090 may be used to satisfy Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for continuous matriculation.
Applied Dissertation Services II
Registration from the 37th month to conferral - 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).