Two cognate options are available within our doctoral program. The first option is an open cognate custom designed to meet the student’s research needs on a dissertation topic. The second option is a directed cognate in one of six areas: (1) International and Intercultural Education, (2) Labor Studies, (3) Urban Education, (4) Entrepreneurship, (5) Hospitality and Tourism Management and (6) Recreation and Sport Management. The directed cognate is a good option for students who want to focus their dissertation topic in one of these areas.
Participants in our program come from diverse backgrounds: business and industry; higher education; public and proprietary schools; allied health and social services agencies; law enforcement and corrections; the military, government and non-governmental agencies; religious organizations; libraries and museums; and civic and professional associations. We encourage individuals who are highly motivated and intellectually capable of meeting the challenges of a rigorous doctoral degree program to apply.