Areas of Study
The Ph.D. degree is an advanced academic research degree offered in the areas of:
(NOTE: * indicates these programs are offered in a Residential and/or Modified Residency Format)
The Ph.D. program requires a minimum of three academic years (6 semesters) for completion: two-years (4 semesters) of coursework prior to the dissertation stage and one full year (2 semesters) for dissertation work. Students must complete the program within seven years.
The Ph.D. program offers both residential and modified residency formats, depending upon the area of study. All seminar and degree requirements for both residential and modified residential formats are identical. Students enter the program annually and normally progress on a two-year schedule of coursework (at most a 4-year schedule of coursework), followed by the comprehensive exam and the writing of a successful dissertation. The modified residency format allows students to come to campus and take seminars in an intensive format. Typically students in this format enter as a community of scholars and will remain together through a series of seminars that meet twice annually at various times throughout the year. Modified residency format allows students to remain in their current position while engaging in Ph.D. studies.
Continuous enrollment in the program is required with fees paid each semester (Fall/Spring or Summer/January depending on Area of Study and/or Concentration) until graduation.