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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Adult Learning and Leadership (Ph.D.)

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Offered through the Educational Leadership  graduate program, the Doctor of Philosophy degree in Adult Learning and Leadership is a minimum 90-credit hour, post baccalaureate program designed to prepare scholars who are committed to a career with responsibilities and requirements associated with college/university faculty membership and/or interest in the development of knowledge, theory, and research.

With the approval of the supervisory committee, up to 30 graduate hours earned as part of the Master’s degree may be used to satisfy the degree requirements.

A. Required Academic Core Courses (18 credit hours)

Students without a master’s degree in adult education must take these courses in addition to the 90 credit hours in the doctoral degree, as determined by the supervisory committee.

B. Required Doctoral Courses (minimum of 12 hours form the following list or equivalent)

C. Required Research Courses (15 credit hours minimum)

D. Elective Courses (Select electives appropriate to the area of emphasis that satisfy the minimum 90 credit hours for the program.)

EDACE prefix, additional quantitative/qualitative research courses or other disciplines at K-State and approved by the supervisory committee.

F. Doctoral Research (12 credit hours minimum)

Preliminary Examination

The requirement for the preliminary examination is satisfactory completion of all segments of a monitored written examination of at least 12 hours over all areas of the program of study.

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