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Doctoral Programs

D.Ed. in Administration and Leadership Studies
The D.Ed. in Administration and Leadership Studies program is designed to educate future school superintendents and college administrators. The program focuses on budgeting techniques, communication skills, team building, leadership theory, conflict resolution, implementing change, research, adult development, and case studies.
D.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
The D.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed for individuals who are seeking to begin careers in higher education or to become curriculum experts and professional development specialists in public, private, and independent schools. The pogram is intended for teacher/scholars who have demonstrated distinguished achievement as practitioners or administrators in the field of education.
D.Ed. in School Psychology
The doctoral program in School Psychology is designed to enhance the generalist competencies of the school psychologist and to allow the student to gain advanced skills in research and a specialty in either the neuropsychology of children’s learning disorders or family-school relations. 
Ph.D. in Administration and Leadership Studies, Nonprofit and Public Sectors
The Ph.D. program in Administration and Leadership Studies (ALS) is designed to educate leaders in human services, health care, state and local government agencies, higher education, and other public and nonprofit organizations. This program is offered by the Sociology Department in collaboration with the Department of Economics.
Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology
The Ph.D. in Communications Media and Instructional Technology is designed to develop scholars who are prepared to conduct advanced research and are experts in communications theory; the impact of media on culture; and the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of training.
Ph.D. in Criminology
IUP graduate programs in Criminology are designed to prepare students for careers in academia and for upper-level administrative positions in various fields of justice.  
Ph.D. in English, Composition and TESOL
The program is designed to meet the needs of English and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) instructors at two year and four year colleges and universities.
Ph.D. in English, Literature, and Criticism
The Ph.D. in English, Literature and Criticism program is designed for present or future teachers at the college or university level. Classes can be taken during a traditional academic-year cycle or during a summer-only program for established teachers.
Ph.D. in Nursing
The Ph.D. in Nursing is designed to develop nurse scholars who are experts in nursing pedagogy and are prepared to conduct advanced research.
Ph.D. in Nursing: DNP to Ph.D. Pathway
Ph.D. in Nursing  DNP Pathway  The PhD in Nursing for those with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed to develop nurse scholars who are prepared to conduct advanced research in nursing education. Graduates will synthesize knowledge from nursing
Ph.D. in Safety Sciences
The Ph.D. in Safety Sciences prepares safety professionals with advanced skills in the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control, and prevention of safety, health, and environmental hazards in the work environment.
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
The Psychology Department offers a Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) that places emphasis upon professional applications of psychology based on a solid grounding in the scientific knowledge base of psychology.
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