54-credit Doctoral Program
In the 54-credit doctoral program, the student will need to pass FOUR ‘benchmarks’ in the applied dissertation process. Each benchmark is worth 3 credits as follows:
69-credit Doctoral Program
In the 69-credit doctoral program, the student will need to pass THREE ‘benchmarks’ in the applied dissertation process, credits awarded as follows:
Please note that the student will work directly with his/ her dissertation chair to progress in the benchmarks. There is no online course in Blackboard. The guides above provide an outline of what needs to be completed to pass the benchmark.
Proposal and Final Applied Dissertation (choose the dissertation template that corresponds to your dissertation methodology):
Each year the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education & School of Criminal Justice (FCE&SCJ) recognizes the excellent work of our doctoral students and the dissertation chairs and Strategic Research Project (SRP) faculty who advise them. The Dr. Charles L. Faires Outstanding Doctoral Research Award is awarded to students who validated the principles taught in NSU’s doctoral program and have captured the essence and importance of being a scholar.
Dr. Charles L. Faires, who graduated from Kent State University with his Ph.D., brought a wealth of research expertise to the FCE&SCJ. His determination was to make sure that every student and colleague had the information to produce high-quality, rigorous research. He was more than a researcher and faculty member, Dr. Faires was a sincere professional with high morals and a friendly, unselfish disposition. He attended every Summer Institute and was always willing to give assistance to those who needed it. Dr. Charles L. Faires was one of those rare individuals who wanted to make the world a better place through sound research. We, therefore, honor his legacy through the outstanding doctoral research award.
To be eligible for the Dr. Charles L. Faires Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, a student’s dissertation chair or SRP faculty member must submit a nomination. A blind-review committee of FCE&SCJ full-time faculty carefully consider all nominations and make their recommendations to the Dean based on the eligibility criteria (Dissertation criteria and SRP criteria). Award winners are announced by June 1st of each year.
It is our hope that sharing these criteria will improve the quality of FCE&SCJ’s applied dissertations and SRPs, and make the award process more competitive. Should you have any questions about the Dr. Charles L. Faires Outstanding Doctoral Research Award please email email@example.com.