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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Major, PhD – Leadership Studies in Education Concentration


Students must submit the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, online graduate application to the Office of Graduate Admissions. Students must also submit the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Departmental Application for Graduate Study. Applicants must submit current (taken within the past five years) GRE scores that equal or exceed the minimums expected for applicants to the PhD with a major in education. Three letters of reference from those who know of the candidate’s record and promise are required. An overall GPA of 3.3 in previous graduate study is required for admission to doctoral study and an interview with the faculty may be required. Admissions decisions are made on a holistic basis to discern the candidate’s promise for doctoral study and to ascertain the match of the candidate’s educational goals with the resources and goals of the department.

Students in this concentration share a common set of course requirements with credits required as shown below. Doctoral committees may require students to take additional hours to fulfill degree requirements.

  Hours Credit
Research Area 15
Core Requirements (minimum of) 12
Concentration 18
Cognate 6
Dissertation 24
  Total 75