Doctoral Program Curriculum
The awarding of a graduate degree is based not solely upon the completion of a definite number of credit hours, but rather upon the accomplishment of the student in research, in course work, and in individual examinations. Certain definite requirements concerning courses and examinations have been established by this Department or by the Graduate School, and are presented below for the information of the student.
A student admitted to the Graduate School to study for the Ph.D. shall be known as an aspirant for the degree until he or she passes the Comprehensive Oral Examination. After passing the Comprehensive Oral Examination he or she shall be known as a candidate for the degree.