An essential feature of a university-based doctoral program is the commitment to scholarship. The faculty actively contributes to the ﬁeld through its research and publications and mentors students in their scholarship.
The Professional Project provides students with the opportunity to study a clinically relevant topic, using a host of research approaches, including the following:
- quantitative and qualitative methods
- program evaluation
- critical analysis of the literature
- theoretical scholarship
- community-based action research projects
- program, model, or intervention development.
Through courses in research methods, design and analysis workshops, dissertation seminars, and faculty supervision, students are actively supported in completing their projects in a timely manner. Opportunities exist to participate in faculty-led research teams, to collaborate in a faculty member’s ongoing research program, or to conduct research on a topic of individual choice.