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Program Requirements

All students admitted to the doctoral program are required to earn a minimum of 100 credits.

The program requirements include:
  • 12 or 13 required courses (depending on options chosen)
  • a minimum of 5 courses in an Area of Emphasis
  • a minimum of 9 quarters of research seminar
  • a written preliminary examination
  • a written and oral general examinations
  • a dissertation (minimum of 30 credits)
  • a dissertation defense
Time to Graduation:

It is expected that most students will complete their PhD degree within 4-5 years. Average time to graduation is 4 years.