Core Courses

All students must complete the four core classes (12 credits). These classes must be completed before a student applies for candidacy. Students must apply for candidacy before they enroll in their 22nd credit; they must finish the candidacy process before they finish their 28th credit.

The core classes are all offered during the summer term. Two are offered in the fall term, and the other two offered in the spring term. The following is the list of the four core classes:
  • DPLS 700 Leadership Theory (3 credits)
  • DPLS 701 Organizational Theory (3 credits)
  • DPLS 703 Global Issues & Policy Analysis (3 credits)
  • DPLS 720 Principles of Research (3 credits)

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