Complete 60 credits from 13 courses including four core courses, four electives, four semesters of current literature, and 32 credits of research.
Doctoral candidacy: Students must pass written and oral qualifying examinations before undertaking research at the doctoral level. Dissertation: Candidates must compose and defend a dissertation based on original research. Teaching: Students are required to participate in the teaching program as teaching assistants for at least two semesters. Departmental presentation: Candidates must present a seminar of their research nine to twelve months after admission to candidacy.
GPA: Students must maintain a GPA of 3.0 throughout the program. Minimum grade: No more than one course with a grade of C may be applied toward the program. Residency: No more than six credits from another graduate program may be applied toward the program. Statute of limitations: Eight years.