The Ed.D. follows the University’s academic policies regarding graduate programs, as found on the University’s website: https://www.wpunj.edu/academics/graduate-studies-and-research/academic-policies.html. There are several exceptions, as noted below:
Leaves of Absence. When a candidate accepts a seat in the program, it is assumed that the candidate is fully prepared to remain in active matriculation for the duration of the three-year course of study. As a cohort-based program, doctoral candidates move through the program together, building relationships and expanding skill sets, so ongoing enrollment is a primary component of this degree program.
There may be occasions, however, when a doctoral candidate cannot continue in the program due to an unforeseen personal or professional emergency. There are two options available to doctoral candidates in these circumstances:
Full-time Study. Students enrolled in the Ed.D. program and following the established course of study over three years (55 credits) are given full-time status. This designation is important for federal financial aid, as five credits per semester are required for eligibility.
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