Professional Tract: This is a non-dissertation program. A minimum of 90 graduate credit hours.
The Alt+U professional doctorate focuses on the skills needed by practitioners, with an emphasis on applied research and professional practice. Learn how to solve specific organizational problems, improve outcomes, and address gaps in the field with a program that’s flexible enough for you to live your life while earning your degree.
Graduates are awarded for advanced scholarship through residency; professional practice, and professional dissertation or capstone dissertation.
The 90 semester credit hour program prepares graduates for leadership roles as professors, as researchers, and as administrators of their respective field of specialization. Required are 18 semester credit hours in research courses, 42 semester credit hours in core courses, 15 semester credit hours allocated for the fulfillment of the 2000 clinical practice, and 15 semester credit hours specialization cognate - a student chosen and curated courses.
Clinical Practice - 15 semester credit hours
A15 semesters credit on doctoral courses in Clinical, Internship, Prior Learning, Practicum, and other forms of knowledge application & practice combine).
2000 clock hours (3 semester hours = 400 clock hours)
A maximum of 400 clock hours for each institution for clinical, Internship and practicum.
A maximum of 800 clock hours for Prior learning if applicable.
Specialization Cognate - 15 semester credit hours
A student chosen and curated specialization courses with the guidance of the academic adviser.