- Completion of the required 60 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
- Satisfaction of residency requirements for doctoral studies at Hofstra University.
- Successful completion of a Qualifying Examination.
- Completion of a satisfactory Qualifying Paper Proposal and Qualifying Paper.
- Completion of a satisfactory Dissertation Proposal and Dissertation.
- Satisfactory performance in an Oral Examination administered following completion of the Dissertation.
- Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.5 each semester, receive no more than one course grade of C or lower per semester, and receive no more than three C's or lower in the Ed.D. program. Students who fail to meet any of these requirements will be dismissed from the program.
- If a student earns a grade of C-, D+, or D in a course, the instructor of the course will inform the Program Director, who will convene a meeting with the student's Adviser to discuss the circumstances under which the grade was earned. If this is the first C-, D+, or D earned during the student's course of study, the student will be placed on probation and the Adviser will develop a remedial plan for the student. In such a case, course credit will not count toward the degree but the grade will be included in the student's GPA, and the course or its equivalent must be repeated. A second grade of C-, D+, or D received in any course while enrolled in the program is grounds for dismissal.
- A grade of F in any course is grounds for dismissal from the program.
- Students are expected to behave in an ethical and professional manner according to the guidelines for student conduct and academic honesty at Hofstra University and the School of Education, Health and Human Services. Satisfactory interpersonal behavior and professional performance at all times is expected. If a report is received concerning an ethics violation or an incident of inappropriate behavior as defined by the Judicial Code, established University procedures will be followed to investigate the issue and determine the course of action.
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