Dissertations reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the IDEPEL program while providing an opportunity for each student to pursue research that is relevant to her or his needs and interests. The dissertation studies range from traditional Ed.D studies to theoretical Ph.D studies. A list of Completed Dissertation Titles is available here.

Since completion of the dissertation is the ultimate outcome, the IDEPEL program contains a dissertation capacity building strand in


which direct instruction in technical writing, a series of dissertation workshops, a research strand focused on dissertation methodology, a dissertation proposal writing course, and individual advisement are provided. Opportunities for professional conference presentation and publication are available and can relate to developing a dissertation topic.