Jun 15, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Higher Education (PhD)


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Program Requirements


Complete 60 credits from 20 courses including seven core courses, six research courses, three electives, two dissertation seminars, and six credits of dissertation research.

Doctoral candidacy: Completion of a qualifying paper.
Dissertation: Compose and defend a dissertation based on original research
Independent study: Students can enroll in up to four independent studies (3 credit hours each).

Transfer coursework: Students can transfer a total of 12 credits: 6 from prior or concurrent coursework at other institutions and 6 from prior coursework at UMass Boston. No transfer coursework from other institutions or UMass Boston taken more than seven years before admission to the program will be accepted.

Statute of limitations: Seven years.

Course Requirements


Research Courses (18 Credits)


Complete the four courses below and two advanced research methods courses chosen in consultation with your pre-dissertation advisor or dissertation committee chair.

Electives (9 Credits)


Complete three courses chosen in consultation with your pre-dissertation advisor or dissertation committee chair.

Dissertation Seminars (6 Credits)


Dissertation Research (6 Credits)


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