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EDUC 794, Dissertation Research, 3-6 Units

Students work with their dissertation committee in conducting a doctoral-level research project in educational leadership. Students enroll for at least three units of dissertation credit the first semester.

Prerequisite: EDUC 790

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Higher Education Leadership

http://catalog.apu.edu/graduateprofessional/behavioral-applied-sciences/higher-education/higher-education-leadership-edd/

The Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership is a 51-unit degree program, inclusive of dissertation. It develops professional educators and leaders who are able to apply their knowledge in order to improve educational practice primarily at the institutional level. The dissertation for the Ed.D. is a culminating research project utilizing a three-year cycle model of action research beginning in the first year.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Higher Education

http://catalog.apu.edu/graduateprofessional/behavioral-applied-sciences/higher-education/higher-education-phd/

The Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education is a research degree program consisting of 60 units of coursework, inclusive of dissertation. It primarily develops scholars who are able to conduct original research and interpret and communicate the results of that research through their writing, teaching, and leadership. The dissertation for the Ph.D. involves original research that extends the theoretical knowledge base of higher education policy and practice.