The Education Specialist degree within the Police Graduate Studies program is an option for M.A. graduates who wish to pursue further education.
The Educational Specialist program for law enforcement students was designed for law enforcement and public sector executives, who having completed the Master of Arts required preparation beyond the master’s degree in specific areas of management and leadership.
Admission will be open to holders of master’s degrees from accredited colleges or universities. Faculty will evaluate each applicant based on the following criteria and materials:
- Statement of purpose;
- Official undergraduate transcript (must have 3.0 GPA or equivalent);
- Three letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references;
- Graduate research coursework (must have taken at least one course); and
- Personal interview.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Ed.D. for Seton Hall Ed.S. (Police) Graduates
Students who have graduated from Ed.S. (Police) program in the Department of Education Leadership, Management, and Policy are eligible to apply to a specialized version of the Ed.D. program, in Higher Education Leadership, Management, and Policy, in which their credits from the Ed.S. transfer into the program, and thus only 21 credits and other remaining doctoral requirements (e.g., dissertation) are required for completion.
Admission will be open to holders of Ed.S. degrees from the department Ed.S. program within police graduate studies. Faculty will evaluate each applicant based on the following criteria and materials:
- Statement of purpose;
- Official undergraduate transcript;
- Official graduate transcript;
- Two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references; and
- Current resumé.
- Applications are twice per year, with fall entrants being reviewed in March and spring entrants being reviewed in October.
Students must have a documented, successful defense of their dissertation proposal, signed and dated by dissertation committee members. A successful proposal defense is a required intermediate stage of the dissertation process. More detail is in the department dissertation handbook.
Students must complete a dissertation and successfully defend their work with their dissertation committee. More detail is in the department dissertation handbook.
Students must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours, as listed below. Up to 6 credits not applied to previous degrees may be transferred.