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Dissertation Information for Doctoral Program

Research Improves Practice

In the Lewis & Clark Ed.D. program, the goal of the dissertation is to expand the conceptual knowledge base for the discipline. To accomplish this we employ a variety of models of inquiry which solve problems and build solutions in the schools and work sites of cohort members.

In this way, the courses become relevant to your work experience, and the work products of degree candidates serve to directly and immediately improve conditions, programs, and/or structures in the organizations where you work. We expect that the research conducted by degree candidates will promote positive organizational change and consequently benefit the nation’s students, teachers, and communities through positive changes in K-12 education.

Past Dissertations

Dissertations from past graduates are available through Pro Quest

2015-16 Completion Deadlines

 Degree Posting Dates Dec 23, 2015 May 13, 2016 July 22, 2016 Aug 26, 2016
Degree Application Due Sep 20 Nov 20 March 1 March 1
Final Date* for a Dissertation Defense** Oct 26 March 16 May 25*** June 29
Final Date for Submitting Dissertation to Copy Editor Nov 9 March 30 June 8 July 13
Final Date for Uploading Dissertation to ProQuest Dec 21 May 11 July 20 Aug 24
Eligible to Participate in Commencement June 5, 2016 June 5, 2016 June 5, 2016 June 4, 2017

* Please schedule your dissertation defense at least 10 business days prior to the requested defense date.

** This allows two weeks after the defense for edits before submitting the completed manuscript to the copy editor.

*** This is the final date for candidates who want to walk in Commencement in June 2016.


Committee Approval Form #200

Dissertation Proposal Schedule Request Form #300

Dissertation Defense Schedule Request Form #500


EdD Progress Checklist

Doctoral Handbook 2015-16

Dissertation Style Manual 2014-15

Final Steps of the Dissertation Process

Submitting Your Dissertation Online


Human Subjects Research Committee

Educational Leadership

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