Ph.D. Degrees

The Ph.D. degree prepares students for a career as a university faculty member or research scientist in a government agency or the private sector. It requires 70 semester hours of graduate study beyond the master’s degree, including 24 hours devoted to an original dissertation research. A final examination on the dissertation is conducted by the student’s advisory committee. The Ph.D. degree normally takes three  to four years to complete, depending on individual circumstances.


Additional Information:

Forming an Advisory Committee
Course Requirements

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