The College of Professional Studies Department of Research and Advanced Studies is the information hub for all graduate degree programs offered in the college. Graduate programs are designed to meet the needs of students and to offer a variety of programs, schedules, and assistance. The office staff connects students with appropriate advisors and provides printed information to assist students in making educational and professional decisions. The primary responsibility of the Department of Research and Advanced Studies is to serve as the central contact for the doctoral program. The Doctor of Education degree at UWF is designed to prepare individuals to assume leadership roles in public education, health and human service, government agencies, and military education programs. Emphasis is on preparing graduates capable of conducting and evaluating applied research at the local, state, or regional level. Applications for the program and information describing the various tracks available can be secured through the Department of Research and Advanced Studies. Enjoy your visit to our website!