On-Campus Ph.D. Program

Qualitative Methods Specialization

The specialization in qualitative methods is designed to prepare exceptional and highly qualified researchers and teachers for academic positions and other educational settings, methodology consultants for state and private organizations, and evaluators for various grant organizations.

Individuals with qualitative research specialty area are in high demand, for example, in education, nursing, psychology, information management, and human studies to name a few. Nationally only a handful of programs train students in a qualitative methodology program.

The On-Campus Ph.D. program with a qualitative methods specialization consists of:

  • Core courses
  • Two graduate College of Education graduate-level courses
  • Desired Electives
  • Minor (optional)
  • Qualifying Exams
  • Dissertation