Academic Policies & Procedures

Doctoral Students

Major, Minor, and Dissertation Course Requirements

Requirements totaling a minimum of 90 credits beyond the bachelor's degree are to be distributed as follows:
  • Major area requires a minimum of 30 credit hours in the major department.
  • Minor area requires 12 to 15 credit hours in a cognate field outside the major department.
  • Dissertation requires 20 to 30 credit hours.
  • Elective credit hours may range between 0 and 28. An optional second minor may be included in the elective credit hours. Courses used for the second minor may be within or outside the major department.
  • Total, 90 credits.

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