• Full-time and part-time programs
  • Online options
  • Development of theory and research knowledge
  • Interdisciplinary coursework
  • Mentoring in basic or applied research and grant writing
  • Instruction in teaching and supervised teaching experience


The Ph.D. is a 63 credit hour degree, 51 credit hours of coursework and 12 dissertation credit hours.

  • 15 credit hours of CSD courses
  • 21 credit hours of “tool courses” which include statistics, teaching courses, teaching practicum and grant writing course
  • 12 credit hours of an “intersecting discipline” which is your minor area of study
  • 3 credit hours of a professional seminar course
  • 12 dissertation credit hours