Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

The following outlines the course and research requirements for the degree total a minimum of 10.0 Full Course Equivalent (FCE) credits:

  • Doctoral Seminar I (first Summer, face to face, rotating sites, 1.0 FCEs)
  • The Field of Study Specialization Course (first Fall, via distance, 0.5 FCEs)
  • Doctoral Seminar II (second Summer, face to face, rotating sites, 1.0 FCEs)
  • Specialization Elective (this may be a directed study, 0.5 FCEs)
  • Research Proposal Colloquium (Winter or Fall, via distance, 0.5 FCEs)
  • Comprehensive Portfolio and Examination of Comprehensive Portfolio (1.5 FCEs)
  • Four terms of residency
    • ​Two summer core courses and two consecutive terms
  • The Proposal
  • The Dissertation (5.0 FCEs)

Students are considered doctoral candidates once their coursework is complete and they have passed the Comprehensive Portfolio Examination. Then, students work towards the completion of the Dissertation Proposal and finally the Dissertation.  

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