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.
2016-17 Completion Deadlines
|Degree Posting Dates||Dec 22, 2016||May 19, 2017||July 21, 2017||Aug 25, 2017|
|Degree Application Due||Sep 20||Nov 20||March 1||March 1|
|Final Date* for a Dissertation Defense**||Oct 25||March 22||May 24***||June 28|
|Final Date for Submitting Dissertation to Copy Editor||Nov 8||April 5||June 7||July 12|
|Final Date for Uploading Dissertation to ProQuest||Dec 20||May 17||July 19||Aug 23|
|Eligible to Participate in Commencement||June 4, 2017||June 4, 2017||June 4, 2017||June 3, 2018|
* 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 2017.