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HEAM Curriculum

Program Requirements (72 hours, including 48 hours of coursework and 24 hours of dissertation)

ELPS Foundations (9 hours)
ELPS 695: Seminar in Educational Leadership
HEAM/EDAM 629: Seminar in Policy Issues in Education
HEAM/EDAM 670: Values and Ethics in Educational Leadership 

Research Core (18 hours)
ELPS 615: Research Design
EDPY 577: Statistics in Applied Fields
EDPY 677: Advanced Statistics in Applied Fields
ELPS 618: Advanced Qualitative Research
ELPS 612: Academic Writing
Advanced Methods (Choose one or advisor approved substitute)

ELPS 616: Mixed Methods Research
ELPS 617: Case Study Methods in Educational Research

Higher Education Core (15 hours)
HEAM 605: Advanced Seminar in Administrative Theory
HEAM 619: Administration and Governance of Higher Education
HEAM 650: Fiscal Policy Issues in Higher Education
ELPS 695: Legal Aspects of Higher Education
ELPS 695: Students in Postsecondary Education

Electives (6 hours)
Students must select at a minimum two graduate-level electives, in consultation with their advisor. These courses may be from outside the department.

Dissertation (24 hours)
ELPS 600: Doctoral Research and Dissertation
All students must enroll for 24 semester hours of dissertation to complete the PhD degree. Once enrollment in ELPS 600 dissertation has begun, the student must remain enrolled each semester.

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