- 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 required)
- Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
- All foreign transcripts should be submitted with the official evaluation from one of the four outside agencies listed below under Transcript Evaluation
- Two professional letters of recommendation by two individuals who can attest to the applicant’s ability to succeed in a doctoral program
- A test score report showing that the applicant received a raw score of 37 (scaled score 391–396) on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a combined score of 1000 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). 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
- Completed Transfer of Credits form if applicable
- An applicant considering the Nursing Education concentration must be a US Registered Nurse holding a current active US Nursing license and a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing or a graduate of a foreign Master’s degree in Nursing program.
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 FSEHS international clusters may be exempt from submitting MAT, GRE, and TOEFL scores. Please contact a FSEHS 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)
FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (3 CREDITS)
Doctoral Studies Orientation
Foundations of Graduate Studies in Education
Advanced Research and Leadership Development (3 credits)
CORE COURSES (18 CREDITS)DOCTORAL CORE
Leadership (3 credits)
Leadership Simulation (3 credits)
* (EDD9100 and EDD9100S must be taken together)
Trends and Issues
Methods of Inquiry
RESEARCH CORE (6 CREDITS)
NURSING EDUCATION CONCENTRATION (18 CREDITS)
Theory Development for Nurse Educators
Theories of Education for Nursing Science
Instructional Designs and Curriculum Development in Nursing Education
Evidence-Based Evaluation for Nursing Education
Tests and Measurements in Nursing EducationChoose one of the three courses:
Health Care Policy
Higher Education Leadership in Nursing
Scholarship and Applied Research for Nurse Educators
*Courses with the NSG prefix are offered through the College of Nursing. For course descriptions, visit our Web site at www.nova.edu/nursing/phd/index.html
ADULT TEACHING AND LEARNING (9 CREDITS)Choose three of the following courses:
Principles and Theories of Adult Education
Adult Development and Learning Styles
Adult and Continuing Education Program Planning
Curriculum and Program Development
Improvement of Instructional Strategies Within the Community College
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).
Applied Dissertation Services I
Applied Dissertation Services II