About the Doctoral Program
The Doctor of Education in Computer Science (DCS) program at Judson University graduates exemplary scholars prepared to make substantial contributions to the Computer Science field as practitioners, researchers, and thought-leaders. This doctoral program is designed for those who want to contribute to their profession as Computer Science strategists, educators, academic administrators, training and development professionals, and presenters of professional development in the Computer Science world.
Doctoral students have the opportunity to demonstrate their professional competencies through a series of distinctive benchmarks related to the program outcomes of content knowledge, research, writing, speaking, and leadership. The dissertation process is uniquely crafted to provide students with sustained support that is integrated throughout the research and writing experience.
The Doctor of Education in Computer Science combines several distinctive features to enhance graduates' learning experiences, including:
- Embedded dissertation process with integrated support throughout the program
- Embedded Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for international students
- Intentional focus on leadership and policy
- Program completed in four years
- Professors are experts in the field of education
- Embedded assessments rather than "high-stakes" comprehensive exams
- Additional amenities including parking, library services, access to numerous sporting and cultural events at no extra cost
Graduates of the Doctor of Education in Computer Science Will...
Deepen their Understanding
Graduates will deepen their understanding of a specific niche in the Computer Science field.
Demonstrate Scholarly Proficiency in Research
Graduates will demonstrate scholarly proficiency in conducting, critiquing, synthesizing and applying research in the field of Computer Science.
Foster Growth in the Field
Graduates will foster growth in other Computer Science practitioners that deepens their understanding of the field, encourages engagement, and promotes collaboration.
Provide Leadership in the Profession
Graduates will develop expertise for vision casting and informed decision-making.
Speak Effectively to Listeners in a Variety of Settings
Graduates will synthesize the process of preparing and organizing content for delivery that engages audiences.
- No grade lower than C is accepted. A candidate may receive a final grade of C in only one course and remain in the program.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 is required.
- A maximum of 12 credit hours may transfer into the program. Courses approved for transfer must have been completed within five years of the candidate's matriculation at Judson, and the request for transfer must be made in writing to the program directors a minimum of 90 days prior to matriculation.
- In addition to successful completion of all courses, all degree candidates must have successfully completed four doctoral benchmarks and a final dissertation.
- Students must be approved by the Program Director of the doctoral Computer Science Program, the Division Chair of Education and the faculty for graduation.
- If the candidate has completed any course as a part of a Judson University master’s program with a final grade of B or above, the course will not need to be repeated in the doctoral program. This applies to the following courses: EDD605, ORL501, ORL515, ORL520, ORL525, ORL605, ORL610, ORL620. Auditing of doctoral courses for which credit has been earned prior to program admission is permitted.
|EDD605||Communication in Professional Settings||3|
|EDD702||Methods of Research||3|
|EDD730||Evaluating Research Data||3|
|EDD785||Dissertation Writing Workshop||3|
|EDD795||Writing for Scholarly Publication||3|
|ORL501||Leadership Theories and Practice||3|
|ORL515||Leading High Performance Teams||3|
|ORL520||Organizational Culture and Politics||3|
|ORL525||Global Leadership: Leading Across Cultures and Distance||3|
|ORL610||Leadership, Change and Innovation||3|
|ORL620||Applied Leadership Decision Making||3|
|EDL710||Inquiry in Leadership: Critical & Creative Thinking||3|
|DCS705||Ethics and Compliance||3|
|DCS706||Disruptions in Technology||3|
|DCS710||AI - Human Computer Interaction||3|
|DCS725||Data Warehouse Mining||3|
|DCS730||Cyber Security & Warfare||3|
|DCS790||CPT Application 1||0|
DCS790 CPT Application (0 c.h.) is only required for international students attending Judson on an F-1 Visa.
Students must enroll in the course each semester to maintain Visa status. Contact the Program Director or International Office for details.
Leave of Absence for International Students
Need to know facts for F-1 Visa holders:
- This program is not ‘set up’ for breaks. Therefore, you cannot just skip a term. To keep your F-1 visa you must register for and attend every term. Full-time for doctoral level is 6 credit hours.
- If you decide you want to ‘take a break’ from classes at Judson as a F-1 Visa holder, it is possible but please note:
- You are not eligible for CPT during that break.
- You cannot stay in the USA during that break.
- The international office will withdraw/terminate you from SEVIS during the break. And will be able to easily reinstate you if you return within 5 months.
- You must meet with the Program Director before taking the break.
- Check with your Registration Advisor to make sure your desired classes will be available when you wish to return.
- Medical Reduced Course Load – is possible. This allows you to take less credit hours or no credit hours.
- You must have medical documentation of a condition that necessitates the break along with a doctor’s recommendation for the break.
- It must be processed by the International Office.
- It can last up to 12 months.
- You can stay in the USA during this time.
- You would NOT be eligible for CPT during this RCL.
- For more information, visit https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/sevis-help-hub/student-records/manage-program-dates-registration-and-course-load/reduced-course
Federal regulations are always changing. Talk to the PDSO and check government websites for the most up to date information.