Doctoral Student Rating of Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions

2019-2020 Doctoral Student Survey

Completer Responses:
How important is/are . . .

New knowledge you accrued for your professional development and continued learning

“The specific strengths of my doctoral program were the diversity of the students and faculty. The ability to connect to local schools.”

“Obtaining a PhD it will open up doors for other positions at the private, public, and university levels.”

Skills you developed for actively conducting research for your current/future career

“My advisor and department were committed to me completing the program in a timely and supportive manner”

The faculty created this space and it’s the best thing you could ask for in a doctoral program.”

Your knowledge of research ethics involving human subjects for your current/future career

“I enjoyed the courses and I feel that it prepared me for the dissertation writing process.”


2019 – 2020 Doctoral Student Program Completion Surveys. Administered in the Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 semesters as web-based surveys to all doctoral students who were graduating from the PhD in Education and PhD in Educational Psychology programs in the semester of the survey’s administration. Respondent’s opinions were calculated using a five point scale ranging from Very Important to Very Unimportant.

Response Rate: In the 2019-2020 academic year, 15 of the 30 candidates responded, resulting in a response rate of 50%.