ERIC Number: ED198748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Differences and Similarities in the Practices of Institutions Offering the Ph.D. and Ed.D. Programs in Higher Education.
Richardson, Richard C., Jr.; Walsh, Richard T.
The differences between the Ph.D. and Ed.D. degree programs were studied as a follow-up to 1960 and 1970 surveys of graduate institutions. Questionnaire responses were received from 38 graduate institutions: 12 offering only the Ed.D., eight offering only the Ph.D., and 18 with both degrees. The trend toward similarities between the two degree programs indicated by the previous surveys has continued at least in the field of higher education. The only major difference concerns the administrative unit: a majority of Ph.D. programs are administered by the graduate college, while the administration of Ed.D. program is administered by the graduate college or the college of education. The length of the two programs are the same, and the lack of a foreign language requirement is common to both degrees. Statistics and research design are required by more than 80 percent of both programs. Examination requirements are similar, and less than four percent of either program permits deviation from the traditional dissertation. References are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Dept. of Higher and Adult Education.