Yes, a dissertation is required and is one of two major written publications (the other is the consultancy project) required for completion of this program. This EdD’s DiP– Dissertation in Practice–orients students to apply research and theory to resolving a problem of practice. Students formulate this problem, review relevant literature/research, and design and implement an action plan (e.g. data collection, data analysis, reporting). Many students will take a practitioner-based action research approach to solve for their problem of practice.