Students will have one year to complete the Dissertation or Doctoral Project, which is worth 24 credits. The research will be an extension of the Specialty Concentration and they will work with committee members who are experienced in that area. Course Content will include 1) comparison of research methods in the social and behavioral sciences; 2) analysis of specific research on epidemiology, etiology, and treatment efficacy; 3) benefits and limitations of research; 4) application of the scientific process in applied research. Students will formulate an original hypothesis and methodology to implement a research project, conduct the research study, and write a dissertation of their findings. All students will work with a three-person committee with at least one committee member being on the IICS Board. The research project will be specific to the specialty education area.