The Ph.D. degree requires students to complete 64 hours with a master’s degree, and students without a master’s degree will need to complete the 96-hour degree plan. A Ph.D. candidate together with his/her Graduate Committee (4-6 members) must develop a degree plan that upon completion will demonstrate mastery of advanced knowledge and skills in the chosen area of emphasis.
Students must provide justification for listing 1 or 2 hour courses on their Ph.D. Degree Plan. Also, undergraduate courses cannot be listed as a part of the degree plan. Students must also pass the department’s Qualifying Examination to continue in the program as doctoral candidate. Please visit our QE page for more information.
These are sample degree plans and may be modified with advisor approval