Doctor of Philosophy

A student's first year is devoted primarily to graduate courses and laboratory rotations. In subsequent years, the student continue coursework, identify the study area of greatest interest, and arranges to pursue research under the direction of a faculty.

Candidates for the PhD degree, must pass a qualifying examination to demonstrate overall proficiency in the discipline. The student must then identify a group of faculty to serve as a dissertation committee and gain approval of a proposed research program. A dissertation and its public defense are required before the student can be nominated for the PhD degree.


Time limitation: 7 years
Credit minimum: 60 credits

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