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Occupational & Technical Studies (Education, Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. in Education, Occupational and Technical Studies concentration has three emphases: technology education, career and technical education, and human resources - training. The Ph.D. is delivered on campus and through the University’s distance learning system. All students must be on the Norfolk campus for two, two-week summer Institute sessions. The focus of the degree is to prepare university faculty, directors/supervisors of career and technical education, and directors of training departments in business, industry, and government.

Occupational & Technical Studies (Education, Ph.D.)


Description


What is Occupational & Technical Studies at ODU like?

The Ph.D. in Education, Occupational and Technical Studies concentration has three emphases: technology education, career and technical education, and human resources - training. The Ph.D. is delivered on campus and through the University’s distance learning system. All students must be on the Norfolk campus for two, two-week summer Institute sessions. The focus of the degree is to prepare university faculty, directors/supervisors of career and technical education, and directors of training departments in business, industry, and government.

Program Highlights


What makes Occupational & Technical Studies at ODU unique?

  • Doctoral graduates model exemplary skills and behaviors for today's complex education and business environments.

  • Every individual who completes this doctoral program, regardless of his/her concentration, will develop competencies for using research and applying statistics to make data-based decisions.

  • Doctoral graduates use research, theory, and practice to create knowledge that is used in today’s complex educational, business, and industry environments and emerge as leaders in their chosen fields.

  • Program is offered both full-time & part-time.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School

$61,010

MEDIAN SALARY


Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects at the secondary school level in public or private schools.

Education Administrators, Postsecondary

$107,670

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate research, instructional, student administration and services, and other educational activities at postsecondary institutions, including universities, colleges, and junior and community colleges.

Administrative Services Managers

$103,380

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

Training and Development Managers

$117,690

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Universities, Community Colleges, School Divisions, Business, and Industry. 

Courses


What are some courses offered in Occupational & Technical Studies at ODU?

SEPS 862:
Administration and Management of Education and Training Programs


This course deals with organizational policy, human and financial resources, facilities, and the planning process as applied to occupational education and adult training programs.

SEPS 865:
Trends and Issues of Economic and Workforce Development


An analysis of economic trends and issues that lead to workforce development decisions. Focus is on planning for educational and training programs to meet workforce needs dictated by local and regional economic issues. This course is designed for community college and school system personnel. Prerequisite: student must be accepted into doctoral program or have permission of the instructor.

SEPS 835:
Research Design for Occupational and Technical Studies


Analyses of current research and needs in occupational and technical studies. Students analyze the literature and develop a research focus for future graduate studies.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Occupational & Technical Studies at ODU?

Students entering the Doctor of Philosophy program in Occupational & Technical Studies should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

  • Graduate grade point average.

  • Undergraduate grade point average.

  • Graduate Record Examination.

  • Essay, 1500 word; and goodness of fit with program goals, faculty expertise, and supporting references.

  • Graduate assistantships and fellowships may be available. Contact the graduate program director for information.

For admission to the Occupational & Technical Studies program


Degree:

Master's


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Location:

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Office:

757-683-3314


Graduate Admissions


Location:

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Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

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International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


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With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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