The dissertation track is designed to immerse students in research from the beginning through completion of the program. Starting the research process at the beginning of the program allows students to integrate their coursework topics into their study, and allows them to continually progress through the dissertation steps.
Initially, students collaborate in small groups with a faculty member in search of a researchable problem that is interesting, significant, ethical, and manageable. In subsequent terms each student, working individually with their respective dissertation chair, focuses attention on scholarly writing skills and research methods specific to the student’s dissertation proposal. Once a dissertation committee has been designated, the student completes the proposal and then begins data collection and analysis. The dissertation committee stays with the student until completion of the dissertation.
View dissertations submitted by former CUI Doctorate of Education students.