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Doctoral Program

Doctor of Education in Computer Science

Program Distinctives

The Doctor of Education in Computer Science combines several distinctive features to enhance graduates' learning experiences

  • Embedded dissertation process with integrated support throughout the program
  • Embedded Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for international students
  • Intentional focus on leadership and policy
  • Program completed in four years
  • Professors are experts in the field of education
  • Embedded assessments rather than "high-stakes" comprehensive exams
  • Additional amenities including parking, library services, access to numerous sporting and cultural events at no extra cost

Graduate Outcomes

GRADUATES OF THE DOCTOR OF EDUCATION IN COMPUTER SCIENCE WILL…

DEEPEN THEIR UNDERSTANDING
Graduates will deepen their understanding of a specific niche in the Computer Science field.

DEMONSTRATE SCHOLARLY PROFICIENCY IN RESEARCH
Graduates will demonstrate scholarly proficiency in conducting, critiquing, synthesizing and applying research in the field of Computer Science.

FOSTER GROWTH IN THE FIELD
Graduates will foster growth in other Computer Science practitioners that deepens their understanding of the field, encourages engagement, and promotes collaboration.

PROVIDE LEADERSHIP IN THE PROFESSION
Graduates will develop expertise for vision casting and informed decision-making.

SPEAK EFFECTIVELY TO LISTENERS IN A VARIETY OF SETTINGS
Graduates will synthesize the process of preparing and organizing content for delivery that engages audiences.

Graduation Requirements

Important Notes

  • No grade lower than C is accepted.
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required.
  • In addition to successful completion of all courses, all degree candidates must have successfully completed four doctoral benchmarks and a final dissertation.
  • Students must be approved by the Program Director of the doctoral Computer Science Program, the Division Chair of Education and the faculty for graduation.

Program Requirements

ANCHOR COURSES    Required = 9 courses, 27 hours
 EDD605Communication in Professional Settings(3) 
 EDD702Methods of Research(3) 
 EDD710Initiating Research(3) 
 EDD721Conducting Research(3) 
 EDD731Evaluating Research Data(3) 
 EDD771Data Analysis(3) 
 EDD786Dissertation Writing Workshop(3) 
 EDD795Writing for Scholarly Publication(3) 
 EDD799Doctoral Dissertation(3) 
LEADERSHIP    Required = 8 courses, 24 hours
 ORL501Leadership Theories and Practice(3) 
 ORL515Leading High Performance Teams(3) 
 ORL520Organizational Culture and Politics(3) 
 ORL525Global Leadership: Leading Across Culture and Distance(3) 
 ORL605Intergenerational Leadership(3) 
 ORL610Leadership Change and Innovation(3) 
 ORL620Applied Leadership and Decision Making Skills(3) 
 EDL710Inquiry in Leadership(3) 
MAJOR PATHWAY    Required = 7 courses, 21 hours
 DCS705Ethics and Compliance(3) 
 DCS710AI - Human Computer Interaction(3) 
 DCS715Machine Learning(3) 
 DCS720Software Engineering(3) 
 DCS725Data Warehouse Mining(3) 
 DCS730Cyber Security and Warfare(3) 
 DCS745Disruptions in Technology(3) 
NOTE: DCS790 is only required for international students attending Judson on an F-1 Visa.
Students must enroll in the course each semester to maintain Visa status. Contact the Program Director or International Office for details.
 DCS790CPT Application(0) 


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