Program of Study
A preliminary program of study developed by the student and the major advisor and approved by the advisory committee should be submitted to the graduate coordinator for approval by the end of the student's first year of residency. A final program of study, approved by the advisory committee, should be submitted to the graduate coordinator prior to application for admission to candidacy. A minimum of 53 hours of graduate course work beyond the bachelor's degree is required to complete the doctoral program, excluding doctoral research. A minimum of three hours of doctoral dissertation and a graduate seminar class must be included on the program of study.