Course Sequencing

Students must begin the PhD in Arts Administration in the fall semester. 

The program is designed for students to take 6-credit hours per semester (fall, spring, and summer) during years one and two. In years three and four, students register for 6-credit hours per semester in fall and spring only. 

Students must continuously enroll in AAD 767: Dissertation Residency Credit in fall and spring semesters until the degree is completed.  

Year One

Fall
AAD 655: Cultural Policy
EPE/EDP 557: Gathering, Using and Analyzing Educational Data I

Spring
AAD 665: Creative Cities, Creative Placemaking, & Community Vibrancy
EPE 619: Survey Research

Summer
AAD 790: Arts and Culture Research Studies
AAD Concentration Course (3)

Year Two

Fall
AAD 629: Organization Theories in Arts Administration
EPE 620: Introduction to Evaluation
Dissertation Prospectus Due (October 1)

Spring
AAD 720: Sustaining Leadership in the Arts
EPE 663: Field Studies in Educational Studies

Summer
AAD Research Area Course (3)
AAD Research Area Course (3)

Year Three

Fall
AAD Research Area Course (3)
AAD 795: Arts Administration Research Planning and Proposal Writing (3)

Spring
Elective
Elective
PhD Proposal Due / Oral Defense 

Summer
No course work required
No course work required
Completion of Comprehensive Examination

Year Four

Fall
AAD 767: Dissertation Residency Credit (2)*

Spring
AAD 767: Dissertation Residency Credit (2)*

Summer
No course work required

*Students must continuously enroll in AAD 767: Dissertation Residency Credit in fall and spring semesters until the degree is completed.  

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