Course Requirements

Specific requirements are determined by the student’s advisory committee, department chair, and academic dean. In general, however, work leading to the doctorate requires the completion of a minimum of ninety graduate-level semester credit hours beyond the baccalaureate degree. In some cases a student may need to complete more than ninety semester credit hours in order to meet individual requirements determined by the advisory committee. The completion of a number of semester credit hours, however, is not in itself sufficient; the nature and quality of work are the major considerations.