Academic Policies & Procedures

Doctoral Students

Doctoral Degree Progress Sequence

The chronological steps in the doctoral degree process are:
  • Admission
  • Formation of an advisory committee
  • Prescription of course work
  • Completion of course work
  • Qualifying examination
  • Admission to candidacy
  • Formation of research committee
  • Research proposal
  • Completion of dissertation research
  • Application for graduation
  • Defense of dissertation
  • Submission of final dissertation
  • Graduation

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