General Requirements for a Doctoral Degree

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)

  1. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in one’s major. The major GPA includes all courses required in the major and all electives taken for the major.
  2. At least 80% of the credits used to meet the requirements of the major must be taken within Bethel University. Specific courses may be required to be taken during summer one-week residencies.
  3. Completion of the requirements of a major (listed by discipline in this catalog).
  4. Completion of departmental and institutional assessment activities.
  5. Completion of degree requirements within specified time limit.

Students graduate under the requirements of the catalog at the time they entered Bethel University for the last time. Any substitutions are determined by the Graduate School.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

  1. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in one’s major. The major GPA includes all courses required in the major and all electives taken for the major.
  2. Completion of the requirements of a major (listed by discipline in this catalog).
  3. Completion of departmental and institutional assessment activities.
  4. Completion of degree requirements within five year time limit. 

General requirements allow for inclusion of credits from a higher level.

Students graduate under the requirements of the most current catalog at the time they enter Bethel for the last time. Any substitutions are determined by the Graduate School.

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