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Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST

Extended Student Services Hours:

Thursday
8 a.m. - 7 p.m. CST

Curriculum

A designated core of 18 hours of graduate credit is required. These courses may be part of a master’s degree or must be completed in addition to the doctoral coursework. These courses include the following:

  • EDCEP 812 - History and Philosophy of Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 816 - Research Methods (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 835 - Foundations of Academic Advising (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 838 - Student Development Theory (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 851 - Multicultural Aspects of Academic Advising (3 credits)
    OR
  • EDCEP 830 - Diversity in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 863 - Trends in Career Development (3 credits)

Professional Courses (18 credit hours)

  • EDCEP 923 - Higher Education Law (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 925 - Higher Education Finance (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 926 - Enrollment Management in Higher Education (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 927 - Higher Education Administration (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 948 - Advanced Student Development Theory (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 828 - Scholarly Orientation to Graduate Studies (3 credits)

Academic Advising Professional Courses (9 credit hours)

  • EDCEP 930 - Approaches to Academic Advising: Linking Theory, Research and Practice (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 932 - Ethical Issues and Practice in Academic Advising (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 937 - Administration of Academic Advising (3 credits)

Research Courses (15 credit hours)

  • EDLEA 838 - Qualitative Research in Education (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 817 - Statistical Methods in Education (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 917 - Experimental Design in Educational Research (3 credits)
  • EDCEP 934 - Research in Academic Advising (3 credits)
  • EDLEA 988 - Differentiated Research: Qualitative Methods (3 credits)

Dissertation Research (18 credit hours)

Preliminary examination. Candidates much successfully complete an examination of areas of the program of study.

  • EDCEP 999 - Research in Counseling and Educational Psychology (1-18 credits)

Cohort and Enrollment in Courses

Students will complete the program as part of a cohort and take classes in a planned sequence of six hours per semester (fall, spring and summer). Enrolling in the courses as a cohort and during the designated semesters is required of doctoral students admitted to the program. Depending on one’s academic record, the designated core courses may need to be completed in addition to the doctoral program courses.

Summer On-Campus Requirements

A one-week, on-campus session will be required of doctoral students for the first three summers. A condition of admission is that one agrees and commits to attend these sessions each summer. The dates for these sessions are as follows:

  • July 13-18, 2020
  • July 12-17, 2021
  • July 11-16, 2022

The sessions will be held on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan, Kansas, and students will spend time in the NACADA Center for Research.

The summer on-campus sessions will involve a variety of activities, including coursework, professional development activities, research and creative activities, meetings with advisors, and other activities related to doctoral work.

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