PhD Program of Study

To satisfy requirements for the Ph.D. degree, students must:

  • Complete 60 credits of coursework with a B (3.0) grade point average;
  • Pass comprehensive examinations, as described below.
  • Pass or waive the required courses in the support sequence: Statistics II (CRJ 687) Research Design II (CRJ 688);
  • Complete research tool requirements in a specialized area of research methodology;
  • Present and successfully defend a dissertation prospectus;
  • Present and successfully defend a dissertation;
  • Comply with the University's statute of limitations requirement by completing all program requirements within eight calendar years of the date of initial registration.