Summary of Degree Requirements
After completing the required course work in the core and major, the student must pass a comprehensive exam. The student must complete all coursework (including electives), complete the comprehensive examination, and defend a dissertation proposal in order to be advanced to candidacy. Once the student has advanced to candidacy, the student must also complete a minimum of 12 hours of doctoral dissertation credit. In order to graduate, the student must also complete and defend the Ph.D. dissertation.