Research Seminars

This program is structured for your success. The work from these seminars will become your dissertation. You can proceed at your pace through these seminars.

EDG 9080 – Research Seminar 1

  • Select Dissertation Chair
  • Debrief and overview the entire dissertation process
  • Determine and narrow your interests to five (or less) research questions, eventually settling on one.
  • Interview three people on your perspective research interests.
  • Begin an annotated bibliography in an area of research interest.

EDG 9090 – Research Seminar 2

  • Formalize research topic/question
  • Begin Literature Review

EDG 9100 – Research Seminar 3

  • Submit Literature Review
  • Submit rough draft of Dissertation Chapter One

EDG 9110 – Research Seminar 4

  • Submit Chapter One
  • Rough Draft of Chapter Three
  • Select Dissertation Committee

EDG 9120 – Research Seminar 5

  • IRB Approval
  • Submit Dissertation Proposal (Chapters 1-3) for Approval
  • Schedule Comprehensive Assessment

EDG 9130 – Research Seminar 6

  • Completion of Comprehensive Assessment
  • Dissertation Research

EDG 9140- Research Seminar 7

  • Submit rough draft of Chapter Four

EDG 9150 – Research Seminar 8

  • Submit Chapter Four
  • Submit rough draft of Chapter Five
  • Complete Abstract
  • Schedule Dissertation Defense
  • Prepare for Defense

EDG 9160 – Research Seminar 9

  • Give Defense
  • Submit Dissertation