Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The degree of Doctor of Philosophy represents significant scholarly achievement and the capability to perform independent research. Although the student works closely with the adviser, it is expected that the student's own ideas constitute the majority of the dissertation.

Please see the graduate school "Doctoral Degrees" page for additional details on Doctoral degree requirements, including policies regarding the doctoral advisory committee and procedures for the candidacy, comprehensive, and final exams.

Note: the student is responsible for following the required timetable for events.

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Annual Review. Ph.D. students will be reviewed annually by their advisers. This form will be distributed during the fall semester and should be completed during the annual review and returned to Stacy Smith. This progress form reflects the expected times to complete the milestones for each degree.