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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION

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 INTRODUCTION

The field of Educational Administration faces complex and continually changing issues. The area of Educational Administration requires highly qualified and well trained personnel who can meet daily administrative and management challenges. The Programme will prepare Educational Administrators to develop intellectual and internalized skills in the area.

OBJECTIVES

The doctor of Philosophy degree in Educational Administration is intended to prepare the students to:

a) Develop advanced knowledge and skills in the area of Educational Administration and Management.

b) Provide leadership in Education at all levels.

c) Effectively administer fiscal, curricular and personnel resources.

d) Critically and strategically analyse Educational policies issues and manage organizational change and development in a legally and critically defensible manner.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

For admission into the Doctoral Programme in Educational Administration, Maseno University admission requirements shall apply as follows:

a) A holder of Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Maseno University or any other recognized University in the relevant area.

b) A holder of other Masters’ qualifications considered by Senate as equivalent to a Master’s degree in Educational Administration.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMME

A full-time student for the PhD. degree in Educational Administration shall normally be registered for a minimum of three years and maximum of five years. A part time student shall be register for a minimum of fours 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 STUCTURE

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

Semester II 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.