General Requirements
For the EdD in Adult, Higher, and Community Education, you will take a minimum of 91 semester hours of graduate credit beyond your bachelor’s degree.

At least 48 of the 91 hours, and at least half of required hours in the research requirement, one of three major areas (described below), and your cognate must be completed at Ball State.

Degree Requirements
You will need to earn:

Foundational (Core) Required Courses (12 credit hours)

  • EDAC 631 Adult and Community Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDHI 610 Issues in Higher Education(3 credit hours)
  • EDCC 640 The Community College (3 credit hours)
  • And one from the following:
  • EDAC 700 Seminar in Adult and Community Education (Adult & Community Education Majors) (3 credit
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  • EDHI 700 Seminar in Higher Education (Higher Education Majors) (3 credit hours)
  • EDCC 700 Seminar in Curriculum and Staff Development and Evaluation (Community College Leadership Majors) (3 credit hours)

Research Requirements (21 credit hours)

  • EDPS 640 Methodology of Educational and Psychological Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDPS 641 Statistical Methods and Educational Psychological Research (3 credit hours)
  • EDST 650 Intro Qual Res (3 credit hours)
  • EDST 660 Ethnographic Research in Education (3 credit hours)
  • EDST 671 Evaluation of Educational Programs (3 credit hours)
  • EDAC 710 Research Seminar in Adult, Higher, and Community Education (3 credit hours)
  • ID 705 Research Colloquium (3 credit hours)

Learn more about the requirements of the three major concentrations: