Eastern Michigan University offers four doctoral programs: Clinical Psychology, Educational Leadership, Educational Studies, and Technology. Although each has specific requirements, the general steps for earning a degree are:
Each of these steps is explained in detail in the Graduate School Dissertation Manual.
EMU has a limited number of Doc Fellow positions to offer doctoral students. Positions will either be offered to you upon admission or you may apply for them. Consult your academic program regarding procedures.
If your program uses an application process, the position may be posted online. The process is the same for obtaining a Graduate Assistant (GA) position. See our Graduate Assistantship section for information on hiring, payroll, tuition, and policy information. Please note the Payroll section in particular.
Both Doc Fellows and GA positions offer income/stipend and tuition/fees paid. Doc Fellow positions average 25 credits of tuition and all enrollment fees paid in the fiscal year (July 1-June 30). Late registration fees or other late fees are NOT covered. EMU does offer an insurance policy for all students, but the policy is NOT paid for by the Doc Fellow or GA position.