The degree of doctor of philosophy in community studies and extension is a response to the challenge of improving the quality of living within societies globally. This approach to development supported by research initiates and manages sustainable projects in families and communities using the individual, family and household as the key implementation units. This entails improving people‟s health and sanitation, housing, food and nutrition, equity providing education opportunities for people to participate in public life, promoting intergenerational understanding, sustainable development and wealth creation.
The graduates of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Community Studies and Extension should be able to:
i) Plan and conduct research in community education, extension, rural development and community communications;
ii) Plan and teach community development, extension and communications programmes;
iii) Monitor and evaluate agricultural programmes;
iv) Plan and manage consultancies in community work, extension and rural development;
v) Manage educational and community organizations.
The common Egerton University rules and regulations for admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Programme shall apply. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Community Studies and Extension shall be required to have a Master of Science degree in Community Studies and Extension or its equivalent. Applicants for the Doctor of Philosophy programme in Community Studies and extension shall be required to present a research project proposal acceptable to the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension.
Course Structure and Duration
Doctor of Philosophy programme in Community Studies and Extension shall last for a period of not less than three years and not more than five academic years.
All examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with
examination regulations as stipulated in the Egerton University Statute XXIX
The grading of examinations for this programme shall be conducted in accordance with in Egerton University Statute XXIX
To graduate a student shall be required to take and pass ALL scheduled courses within the stipulated period.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree in Community Studies and Extension is not classified in accordance with Egerton University Statute XXIX