Q: How long will it take me to complete the SRP?
A: 2 semesters. You will take two classes: 1st term, ESRP 9000, and 2nd term, ESRP 9001.
Q: Do I still have to complete a dissertation if I elect the SRP option to earn my Ed.D.?
Q: What happens if I do not pass ESRP 9000 (1st SRP class), may I still take ESRP 9001?
A: No, you must retake and pass ESRP 9000 before you can register for ESRP 9001.
Q: How many times can I retake ESRP 9000 if I fail it?
A: You are permitted to retake ESRP two times.
Q: If I choose the Applied Dissertation option, am I permitted to switch midstream?
A: Yes; however, the work that you completed for your applied dissertation may not transfer to your SRP assignments. Students must complete all 12 SRP credits.
Q: Are the grades for SRP Pass/Fail or letter grades?
A: The grades for SRP are P (Pass) and F (Fail). Students must achieve 70% or higher to receive a P (Pass).
Q: May I register on my own for SRP or do I need an advisor to register for me?
A: Similar to the Applied Dissertation track, you must have the assistance of an advisor to register for SRP as you must have completed all required course work and have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of registration.
Q: Am I permitted to take other classes at the same time that I take SRP classes?
A: No, you must complete all of your required courses before taking SRP classes.
Q: Am I permitted to take both SRP classes together?
A: No, you must take ESRP 9000 first, alone and then ESRP 9001 second, alone.
Q: Do I have to choose an SRP chair?
A: No, the professor teaching your ESRP course will guide you through your project.
Q: Will I get the same instructor for both ESRP courses?
A: Not necessarily. Many sections of ESRP will be offered. Registering early is recommended as it increases the likelihood you will get the professor you prefer.
Q: Do I have to defend my SRP?
A: You will be responsible for an oral presentation along with a final report in ESRP 9001 to your class. This can be done in a virtual format.
Q: Does the SRP need to be about a topic at a workplace or can an external problem-solving topic be examined?
A: Employment site is not critical to the completion of the SRP. Students will have the option to use scenarios.
Q: Will I need IRB approval?
A: Given that you will not be implementing your study, IRB approval is not necessary.
Q: Do I still need to go to Summer Institute if I am electing the SRP option and not the dissertation option?
A: Yes, the Summer Institute is a requirement of the doctoral program. If you have not yet earned your Summer Institute credit, you must attend during the 2nd or 3rd year in the program. The Institute will offer SRP seminars for students who have chosen the SRP option.
Q: Will my diploma read any differently if I choose SRP vs Applied Dissertation?
A: No, your diploma will still read the same.