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Bachelor's Degree Requirements
Degree Audit System
Doctor of Education Degree Requirements
Master's Degree Requirements
Posthumous Baccalaureate Degree
Specialist Degree Requirements
Substitution of Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities
For detailed information, refer to the Policies and Procedures available on the College of Professional Studies Graduate Office web page. To be eligible for an Ed.D. degree, a student must meet the following requirements:
  1. Be admitted to the program by the Ed.D. Program Committee and Dean;

  2. Complete an approved degree plan of a minimum of 62 semester hours. No more than 10 semester hours may be transferred from another institution that were earned within five years of the date of admission to the UWF Ed.D Program;

  3. Complete the residency requirement of:

    1. 24 semester hours in four or fewer sequential terms including summers and dissertation semester hours or complete two years of active status. Students withdrawing from all courses within a given semester may not count that semester in fulfilling the residency requirement; or

    2. Complete full-time status requirement of a minimum of nine graduate semester hours for fall and spring semesters and six graduate semester hours of summer semester; or

    3. Complete the required active status for at least 3/3/6 semester hour combination for fall, spring, and summer semesters, or for six semester hours in two or three semesters within a given year;

  4. Complete the Preliminary Examination during the specified time frame;

  5. Complete all requirements to advance to candidacy;

  6. Complete a minimum of 18 semester hours of dissertation credit with continuous registration of at least three semester hours each semester including summer. The maximum number of hours of registration may not exceed six semester hours within a single semester. Students not completing the dissertation after registering for 18 semester hours of credit must register for one dissertation hour for each subsequent semester until completion within the seven year period;

  7. Have maintained a minimum cumulative program GPA of 3.25 with no grades lower than a B- in course work counted toward the degree. Specialization areas may have additional requirements regarding acceptable letter grades for major courses that are counted in the degree program;

  8. Successfully complete and orally defend a dissertation;

  9. Be recommended for graduation by the doctoral committee, departmental chairperson, and the College of Professional Studies Graduate Office;

  10. Complete degree requirements within seven years after the date of admission; and

  11. Students must enroll for a minimum of one semester at UWF within the last five years of the date the degree is to be awarded. Students should contact their program of study advisor t to determine the minimum of hours and courses in which to enroll. Students who need to be readmitted will be required to meet the degree requirements of the current Catalog.