Doctorate programs

Counseling Psychology - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

With an emphasis on theory, research and evidence-based practices, the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. prepares the scholar-practitioner to advance the practice of psychology and improve mental health recovery and wellness through research and reflective practice. Faculty at Wayne State University emphasize a developmental approach to understanding individuals, youth, couples and families within the larger ecological contexts. The Counseling and School Psychology Clinic in the College of Education is our on-campus training clinic and serves WSU students, their families and the larger Detroit community.

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Educational Leadership - Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

The Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS), with provisions for educational leadership, including special education administration and higher education, is designed for a person who plans to work in the field primarily as a practitioner; interested in educational research in settings such as a school district or educational institution; interested in developing continued leadership in education; and policy-making roles.

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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) program in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (ELPS) (EPS), with provisions for educational leadership, including special education administration, is designed for a person who is anticipating an academic career or in an area of practice which demands theoretical research expertise; who is interested in theory and conceptual analysis; and is interested in research which has potential for advancing education theory and practice.

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Educational Studies - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The doctoral program in Educational Studies is committed to preparing a new generation of researchers, educators and leaders by engaging them in critical inquiry of educational issues and needs germane to large cities of the 21st century. 

 

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Kinesiology Ph.D.

The Ph.D. in Kinesiology is a program for individuals who would like to further their studies and expertise in human movement and physical activity. Students will develop scholarly and professional skills through course work, research projects, tailored mentoring with faculty advisors, participation in grant writing, presenting at scientific conferences, and journal publishing.

Each concentration gives students the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed as a researcher and educator in higher education or related careers.

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Learning Design and Technology - Doctor of Philosophy

Pursue your passion as a doctoral student in learning design and technology. You will deepen your understanding of the history and theoretical foundations of instructional design, needs assessment, and evaluation, while exploring quantitative and qualitative research methods. You will use technology to develop solutions to learning and performance challenges and demonstrate your ability to apply your new knowledge in a variety of contexts. Courses will help you strengthen your skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, analysis, project supervision, and prepare you to complete your own research project.

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