Ph.D. Program

Student Guide to the Ph.D. Program

This is a guide for students in the Ph.D. degree program in the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership (EPL) at UAlbany.


Students must meet certain requirements to proceed through the program. They are as follows:
  • Pre-Core Requirements
  • Core Requirements
  • Concentration
  • Support Disciplines
  • Statistics Requirement
  • Research Sequence
  • Electives
  • Full-time Doctoral Study in Residence
  • Internship
  • Advanced Standing and Transfer Credit
  • Doctoral Examination
  • Admission to Candidacy
  • Dissertation
  • Continuous Registration
  • Leave of Absence
  • Statute of Limitations