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Doctoral Research Dissertation

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Doctoral Research Dissertation Blueprint

Your mentor guides you each step of the way in this "done with you" Research Dissertation curriculum. Following the completion of your coursework, dive into work on your dissertation study using this Blueprint:

PREPARATION

965 Doctoral Disseration Introduction. 1 unit.

STEP ONE: CONCEPT PAPER

955 Research Design and Methodology. 2 units.
958 Chapter 1 - Introduction. 3 units.
956 Chapter 2 - Review of Literature. 3 units.
957 Methodology. 3 units.
980 Research Concept Paper. 2 units.

STEP TWO: ADVANCE TO CANDIDACY

954 Advance to Candidacy. 1 unit. MILESTONE 1 CANDIDACY

STEP THREE: ADVANCE TO COMMITTEE APPROVAL

Seek approval for your dissertation committee. MILESTONE 2 COMMITTEE

STEP FOUR: RESEARCH PROPOSAL & ETHICS

959 Statement of the Problem. 2 units. Refine from Chapter 1.
952 Ethics, Human Subjects Research (HSR)/ Social-Behavioral-Education (SBE) 2 units. Course taught through CITI Program.
953 Institutional Review Board. 4 units. MILESTONE 3 IRB
988 Dissertation Proposal & Research. 3 units. MILESTONE 4 PROPOSAL REVIEW
Pass Proposal Defense. MILESTONE 5 PROPOSAL ACCEPTED

STEP FIVE: COMPLETE RESEARCH & WRITING

989 Dissertation Writing & Research. 4 units. (May be repeated up to 6 times while you write.)
960 Chapter 4 - Results and Analysis. 3 units.
961 Chapter 5 - Summary. 2 units.
962 Bibliography. 1 unit.
963 Abstract. 1 unit.
Committee Convened to review dissertation. MILESTONE SIX: PASS REVIEW

STEP SIX: ORAL DEFENSE

964 Dissertation Defense and Publication. 1 unit.
Pass Oral Defense. MILESTONE 7

MILESTONE 8

Published Manuscript in hand!
Order your doctoral regalia, you are ready to "Walk" at your Graduation!

What our Candates Say 
Jim Donihee
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You are invited to discover even more than you thought it could be
In addition to the rigors of this program, instead of being constrained by traditional academia, you are invited into a field of possibilities. Step into a core of people who enjoy the play of learning. Flow into who you are meant to be.

Doctoral Capstone Blueprint

With a Capstone Project, you end up with a product. Following the completion of your coursework, dive into work on your dissertation study using this Blueprint:

PREPARATION

965 Doctoral Disseration Introduction. 1 unit.

STEP ONE: CAPSTONE PLANNING PHASE

931 Introduction to Capstone
932 Planning Phase: Your Capstone Project with Timeline
933 Capstone Research Plan
952 Ethics, Human Subjects Research (HSR)/ Social-Behavioral-Education (SBE) 2 units. Course taught through CITI Program.)

STEP TWO: ADVANCE TO CANDIDACY

954 Advance to Candidacy. 1 unit. MILESTONE 1 CANDIDACY

STEP THREE: ADVANCE TO COMMITTEE APPROVAL

Seek approval for your dissertation committee. MILESTONE 2 COMMITTEE

STEP FOUR: CAPSTONE PROPOSAL

959 Statement of the Problem. 2 units.
958 Chapter 1 Introduction to the Study. 4 units.
956 Chapter 2 Review of Literature. 4 units.
957 Chapter 3 Methodology. 4 units.
953 Institutional Review Board. 4 units. MILESTONE 3 IRB
934 Capstone Proposal 2 units.
935 Capstone Proposal Presentation. 1 unit.

STEP FIVE: COMPLETE RESEARCH, WRITING, DEVELOPMENT

936 Execution Phase: Research, Writing, Development. 4 units. (Repeat up to 6 times).
960 Results & Analysis. 3 units.
961 Summary. 3 units.
962 Bibliography and Appendices. 2 units.
963 Abstract. 1 unit.

STEP SIX: ORAL DEFENSE

964 Capstone Defense & Publication. 1 unit.
Submit capstone for Committee Review and Approval. MILESTONE 6
Pass Oral Defense. MILESTONE 7

STEP SEVEN: PUBLISH

Receive letter announcing Authorization to Publish.
PUBLISH!

MILESTONE 8

Published manuscript in hand, completed project done!
Order your Doctoral Regalia, you are ready to graduate!
GRADUATE!

The Power of Clarity
Caitlin Doemner
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As a Doctoral Candidate, live DocLab sessions bring on the power
Gather with your cohort, all industry luminaries and seasoned entrepreneurs, to focus deeply on how your dissertation fulfills your mission and calling.
Profound Connections
Lucas Root
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Cultivate lifelong, soul stirring friendships among your cohort
At DocLab in Sedona, we asked Lucas Root to introduce a fellow candidate, Mitchell Levy. This spontaneous introduction from the heart demonstrates the profound connection we cultivate within the cohort. Collaborations beyond imagining emerge. Most important, lifelong, soul stirring friendships result.
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