PROGRAM OF STUDY
Ph.D. Program Orientation (0 credit)
Educational Research Curriculum
Historical Development of American Education (3 credits)
Methods of Educational Research (3 credits)
Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 credits)
Qualitative Research (3 credits)
Mixed Methods Research (3 credits)
Experimental Design and Analysis using ANOVA models (3 credits)
Regression Analysis (3 credits)
Program Evaluation (3 credits)
Applied Nonparametric Statistics (3 credits)
Multivariate Statistics (3 credits)
Measurement Theory and Test Construction (3 credits)
Large-Scale Assessment: Procedures and Practice (3 credits)
Policy Analysis in Education (3 credits)
Latent Variable Modeling (3 credits)
Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3 credits)
Qualitative Data Analysis (3 credits)
Applied Research and Training Courses (7 credits)
Applied Research Practicum (6 credits)
Teaching Research Evaluation and Development (3 credits)
Dissertation (20 credits)
Research Dissertation Practicum (4 credits)
Research Dissertation I (8 credits)
Research Dissertation II (8 credits)
International students wishing to pursue this degree program in the United States may not qualify for a student visa due to its online instructional delivery format. Students should contact an enrollment counselor to discuss their options prior to beginning the application process.
Transfer of Credit
A maximum of nine semester hours of credit will be considered for transfer if (1) the credit was earned within five calendar years of request for transfer, (2) the credit was earned post-Master's degree from a regionally accredited university, (3) the content of the courses requested for transfer is equivalent to the study area courses in the program, (4) the courses were not used towards a prior degree, and (5) a grade of A or B was earned in each of the courses requested for transfer. A grade of P (Pass) of CR (Credit) or other such grade will not be accepted. No credit for experiential learning, or other forms of advanced standing, will be granted. Exceptions to the maximum number of transfer credits allowed are made only with the approval of the Office of Academic Affairs. The student must provide the Office of Academic Affairs with a syllabus and catalog description of the courses for which transfer is sought. Students may be required to provide further documentation and supporting material such as class notes or other materials.
Acceptance of graduate coursework from other colleges and/or universities is not guaranteed. Applicants who wish to request evaluation of prior coursework for consideration as transfer credit should fill out the Transfer of Credit request contained in the application and submit associated course descriptions and official transcripts at the time of application to the doctoral program.
Students currently enrolled in the FSE Ph.D. program should request and receive prior written approval from the Office of Academic Affairs before enrolling in any other institution's courses that are intended to be submitted for transfer credit.
Credits earned at Nova Southeastern University are transferable only at the discretion of the receiving school. Students who wish to transfer credits from NSU should contact the admissions office of the receiving school for information.