Complete 69 credits from 21 courses including five required core courses, three elective core courses, five concentration courses, four advanced electives, two research seminars, and two dissertation seminars.
Concentration: Students must choose a concentration from disability studies; gerontology; human rights; non-profit management; transnational, cultural, and community studies; or individual plan of study.
Capstone: Completion of a master’s project consisting of a 7,000 to 8,000 word writing project (research paper, policy analysis project, program development project, grant application, or self-directed paper) and a public oral or poster presentation of the writing project.
Doctoral candidacy: Successful completion of a written and oral comprehensive examination of content related to the core courses in the program.
Dissertation: Compose and defend a dissertation based on original research
Second language proficiency: Each PhD student must achieve a certain level of proficiency in a language other than their native language. American Sign Language (ASL) can be used as a second language.
Students will be awarded a Master of Arts degree upon completion of 69 credits for the program in addition to the PhD.
GPA: A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required from all courses applied toward the program.
Residency: No more than six credits of graduate coursework from another institution may be applied toward the program. Transfer courses must have a grade of B or higher and be approved by the graduate program director.
Statute of limitations: Eight years.