The doctoral research paper [pdf]. is only required for the Ph.D. and EdD. programs in Educational Policy, Planning and Leadership (EPPL). The doctoral programs in EPPL include Higher Education, K-12 Administration, Gifted Education Administration, and Curriculum & Learning Design. The paper is also required for all of the Executive EdD programs.
This paper is an additional writing sample. You must provide the personal essay, like all applicants, in addition to the research paper. Executive Ed.D. applicants are also required to submit the research paper.
Applicants to the Ph.D. in Counselor Education are not required to submit the research paper.