Graduates of the program will demonstrate the following Doctoral Competencies:
- Working knowledge of the field, including its research, prominent individuals and their contributions, and its issues and trends
- Synthesize knowledge and demonstrate skills associated with the field
- Communicate orally and in writing at a level of sophistication commensurate with the dissertation
- Contribute to scholarly conversations in the field and/or create a viable solution to problems in the field.
Iowa State University expects that the requirements for a Ph.D. will be completed within seven years. The average time to completion for students in the School of Education is 4-6 years.