HCDE PhD students complete 105+ credits of coursework and research en route to earning their degree. This includes:
- 34 core course credits
- 12 credits of Directed Research Groups (DRGs)
- 30 credits of approved electives
- 27 credits of dissertation research
Students who enter the PhD program with a previous graduate degree relevant to HCDE can petition to have up to 30 credits transferred toward the doctoral program upon approval of Jennifer Turns, the Graduate Program Coordinator.
For questions about the appropriate course sequence, course planning and other academic advising related issues, contact Pat Reilly, the Student Services Manager, for assistance.
For details on sequencing of required coursework, critical information for first-year students regarding their year one curriculum, and electives, please see below.
- HCDE 541: Grant Writing for Career Development (4 credits)
- HCDE 542: Theoretical Foundations (4 credits)
- HCDE 543: Empirical Traditions (4 credits)
- HCDE 544: Methods I experimental/quasi-experimental (4 credits)
- HCDE 545: Methods II verbal data/naturalistic observation (4 credits)
- HCDE 546: Design Thinking (4 credits)
- HCDE 547: Academic Development Seminar (2 credits)
- HCDE 548: Advanced Special Topics
- HCDE 596: Directed Research (minimum total 12 credits)
- HCDE 521: HCDE Seminar Series (Autumn quarter, 1 credit)
- HCDE 523: DUB Seminar (1 credit)
- Electives: minimum of 30 credits including:
- 1 additional, graded, graduate level course in each of four thematic areas.
- HCDE 518: User Centered Design (only for students who do not have coursework or project work that demonstrates competency in user-centered design practice)