Overview of Degree Requirements
The PhD degree is the culmination of a sequential process of coursework, comprehensive examination, and the research, writing, and defense of a dissertation.
The primary benchmarks of progress toward the degree are the following:
Coursework, competencies, and additional academic requirements are outlined in in degree-specific Program Guides (2019 and after), and PhD Student Handbooks (2018 and earlier). Students will be held to the curricula in place for the year they matriculate (i.e., their “catalog year”).