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A student who enters the doctoral degree program with only a baccalaureate degree must spend one academic year plus one semester in resident study. A student who holds a master’s degree when he/she enters the doctoral degree program must spend one academic year in resident study. One academic year may include two adjacent regular semesters or one regular semester and one adjacent 10-week summer semester. The third semester is not required to be adjacent to the one year. Enrollment for each semester must be a minimum of 9 credit hours each to satisfy the residence requirement. (See the Graduate Catalog for more information.) 

Master’s students must complete 9 resident credit hours during one regular semester or one 10-week summer semester.