Residence Requirement

A residence period of two consecutive semesters of full-time post-master’s registration on the Oxford campus is required for a doctoral degree. Registration for 12 graduate hours during summer terms is considered a semester for residency purposes. (The residency requirement may be different for the Ed.D. See “Ed.D. Requirements" at the end of this section. Students in the Student Affairs in Higher Education Ph.D. program develop their individual residency plan with their advisor.)

Full-time study for the residence requirement is defined as follows:

  • Students with graduate appointments must meet registration requirements of their award for two consecutive semesters.
  • Students without graduate appointments must register for at least 12 graduate credit hours for each semester of the academic year.

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