Complete 54 credits from 16 courses including five required core courses, three elective core courses, four advanced electives, two research seminars, and two dissertation seminars.
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 who are interested in earning a second master’s degree, or do not have a master’s degree, can complete the 67 credit post-bachelors option .
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.