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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PLANNING & ECONOMICS OF EDUCATION

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INTRODUCTION
The rapid expansion of educational systems in developing countries has been accompanied by increasing challenges in the Planning and Economics of provision of educational services. This calls for advanced training of creating and effective human resources for high levels of teaching, research and publication in programmes in Planning and Economics of Education. The Programme will be offered by Course work, Examination and Thesis

OBJECTIVES

The doctor of philosophy degree in Planning and Economics of Education is intended to prepare the students to:

a) Develop advanced knowledge and skills in the area of Planning and Economics of Education.

b) Embark upon independent research, teaching and administration at university and other institutions of higher learning, government and non-governmental organizations.

c) Apply knowledge and skills in Planning and Economics of Education in solving the problems facing educational systems.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for admission into the Doctoral Programme in Planning and Economics of Education, the candidate shall be:

a) A holder of a master’s degree in Planning and Economics of Education from Maseno University or any other recognized University in the relevant area.

b) A holder of other qualifications considered by Senate as equivalent to a master’s degree in Planning and Economics of Education.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

A full-time student for the PhD. degree in Planning and Economics of Education shall normally be registered for a minimum of three years and maximum of five years. A part time student shall be registered for a minimum of four years and a maximum of seven years. Continuance of registration will depend on evidence of satisfactory progress as in the Maneno University graduate school regulations.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

a) The Programme shall normally consist of course work, examination and thesis. The coursework shall comprise 3 units of Advance Research methods.

b) Advanced Research Methods shall be offered and examined in the first semester.

c) Where a doctoral student if found deficient in areas necessary for PhD. research work, the student shall be required to select relevant courses form level 8 courses up to a maximum of 12 units.

d) Such students will be expected to register and pass examinations in the selected courses.

e) Relevant level 8 courses for the student’s specialization shall be selected by the student in consultation with the department.

f) A doctoral student must submit to the Director, SGS, through FPGSC a research proposal within one academic year after registration.

COURSE DISTRIBUTION

Semester I EDU 901: Advanced Research Methods 3 Units

EMA 999: Research Proposal 3 Units

SemesterII EMA 999: Research Proposal 9 Units

Semester III EMA 999: Research only (data collection) 6 Units

Semester IV EMA 999 Research only (data collection/analysis) 6 units

Semester V & VI EMA 999: Research/ Thesis Writing and Submission 15 units


EXAMINATION OF COURSEWORK, GRADING AND THESIS

The examination rules and regulations for Postgraduate Studies of Maseno University, School of Graduate Studies shall apply.