The program includes a minimum of 54 hours of coursework (14 core interdisciplinary doctoral courses and a minimum of 12 hours of master’s-level cognate courses) beyond the master’s level and 12 hours of dissertation research, for a minimum of 66 hours.
You must complete this requirement (that is, adding another area of content focus beyond the master’s degree) by completing 12 hours of coursework.
If your initial master’s degree was not in educational leadership, the coursework should be from that discipline (at the master’s level). If you already have a graduate degree in educational leadership, the 12-credit cognate can be selected from other academic disciplines.
If you have previously completed two master’s degrees, you do not also need to complete an additional cognate.
In all cases, each student must have already completed, or must complete, the course Principles of Leadership (EDCI 690), as part of the requirements.