Dissertation Information for Doctoral Program

Research Improves Practice

In the Lewis & Clark EdD 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


Committee Approval Form #200

Committee Approval Form #200 (fillable)

Dissertation Proposal Schedule Request Form 

Dissertation Defense Schedule Request Form


EdD Progress Checklist

Final Steps of the Dissertation Process

Submitting Your Dissertation Online


Human Subjects Research Committee

Planning Worksheets


Doctoral Handbook 2016-17, Cohort 12  

Doctoral Handbook 2017-18, Cohort 13  

Doctoral Handbook 2018-19, Cohort 14

Doctoral Handbook 2019-20, Cohort 15  

Doctoral Handbook 2020-21, Cohort 16

Doctoral Handbook 2021-22, Cohort 17

Doctoral Handbook 2022-23, Cohort 18

Style Manual 

Dissertation Style Manual (Cohort 8) 

Dissertation Style Manual (Cohort 9) 

Dissertation Style Manual (Cohort 10)

Dissertation Style Manual (Cohorts 11-18) 

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