Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for Graduation

  1. A minimum of 76 units of the total 94 units required must be at the doctoral (700) level. The remaining 18 units must be at the 500-700 level;
  2. At least 70 units required for the degree shall be completed in residence;
  3. The overall grade point average must be at least a 3.0, and grades in individual courses must be a "C" or better. Courses in which no letter grade is assigned shall not be used in computing the grade point average. Students with a grade point average below 3.0 in two successive terms will be disqualified from the program;
  4. The Ed.D. program is designed to be completed in three calendar years, including three required summer sessions. However, students are allowed five years for completion. Extensions of up to two additional years may be granted if there are compelling individual circumstances;
  5. After completion of all course work and successful completion of the qualifying examination, the student will advance to candidacy and undertake the dissertation. No more than 16 quarter units shall be allowed for a dissertation;
  6. Continuous enrollment is a requirement of the program. If extenuating circumstances require that the student leave the program for a period of time, the student must file a Leave of Absence. The doctoral faculty will consider an adjusted schedule and an individualized plan;
  7. Ed.D. students may be permitted to repeat one course one time only by petition to and approval of the Ed.D. Faculty Program Assessment and Evaluation Committee. When approved, the original course grade on the student's permanent record will be discounted. Only the second grade earned shall apply to the student's cumulative post baccalaureate grade point average. The first attempt will show on the transcript with the repeat (discount) noted. Subsequent repeats of a course will be averaged.
  8. Generally, a grade grievance must be initiated by the student within no more than 40 calendar days after the grade is recorded. Non-academic grievances and complaints must be filed within no more than 40 calendar days after the student learned or reasonably should have learned of the occurrence of the grievance/complaint event.

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