Ph.D. Requirements

A doctoral program normally requires three to five years post-baccalaureate work and generally includes three stages.

First stage ends when you receive a master’s degree or earn the equivalent credit (30 semester hours) with a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Second stage includes fulfillment of departmental requirements and successful completion of your preliminary comprehensive examination.

Third stage comprises research and seminars, preparation of your dissertation, and your final examination.

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