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EMU recognized as a doctoral university

Kim Kozlowski
The Detroit News

Eastern Michigan University — long classified as a large master’s university in Ypsilanti — has become a doctoral-granting institution.

EMU was reclassified to a doctoral university in the 2015 edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education rankings system, which identifies American institutions of higher education for comparisons.

Doctoral universities award at least 20 research/scholarship doctoral degrees each year.

“Our new Carnegie ‘Doctoral’ designation recognizes that EMU doctoral and research programs continue to advance under the leadership of our outstanding faculty and academic administrators,” said Kim Schatzel, interim president and provost of EMU.

The Ph.D. program in Educational Leadership offered by EMU’s College of Education has led the growth in doctoral degrees, which include technology, philosophy, clinical psychology and more.