Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded for scholastic achievement based upon the candidate’s proven comprehensive knowledge in a specialized field of study and for creative scholarship through independent research. Judgment of such attainments is based upon evaluation of a dissertation grounded in independent research and the passing of prescribed written and oral examinations.
To be admitted to a Ph.D. program, students must meet all departmental and University admission requirements. For further information on admission, as well as other aspects of a specific degree program, the appropriate department should be contacted directly.