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    Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 SGPP Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EDD899 Comprehensive Examination (1 cr.)

Prerequisite(s): 51 or more credits in EDD program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and approval of the committee chair
Doctoral students are required to take a comprehensive examination upon completion of coursework. The comprehensive examination is an integrative experience requiring students to demonstrate personal mastery of concepts studied during the core sequence as well as the ability to apply those concepts to challenges in their areas of specialization.

Upon successful completion of the examination, students are expected to be able to do the following:

1.  Display abilities to analyze, synthesize, evaluate, and apply knowledge as evidenced by an ability to

  • Separate a concept into its constituent parts
  • Assimilate other information and assemble the parts into new concepts
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of the new concept
  • Create a standard for evaluating new ideas
  • Use information that is appropriate to the application

2.  Display abilities to organize ideas and to communicate effectively both in writing and in speaking as evidenced by

  • Logical thinking processes
  • Adherence to APA editorial style
  • Smooth transitions between ideas
  • Organized thinking when speaking
  • An ability to listen to questions
  • Answering appropriately

3. Display a breadth and depth of knowledge of leadership theories and strategies as evidenced by

  • Comprehensive review of theories
  • Use of theories appropriate to the identified application
  • Comprehensive understanding of each theory
  • Use of appropriate organizational theories and strategies

4. Display a breadth and depth of organizational culture and change theories and strategies as evidenced by

  • Comprehensive review of theories
  • Use of theories appropriate to the identified application
  • Comprehensive understanding of each theory
  • Use of appropriate organizational change theories and strategies.

5. Display abilities to research, write, and defend a meaningful doctoral dissertation as evidenced by an ability to

  • Identify, locate, and report literature pertinent to the questions
  • Write a comprehensive and balanced literature review
  • Create appropriate systems for data analysis
  • Design a reliable and valid instrument for data collection
  • Create an appropriate research design
  • Support conclusions with appropriate literature.
     



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