Doctoral Degree Policies and Procedures

Course of Study

The course of study for the doctoral degree is arranged with each student by their advisor and reviewed by the program’s graduate committee or its equivalent. The program should provide a concentration and breadth of study for the student to develop competence in research, scholarship, teaching, and professional performance in general, with knowledge of their chosen specialty in relation to allied branches of learning. A written assessment of performance for each doctoral student is required at the end of their first year; an annual Academic Progress Report or some other form of formal evaluation of progress is required throughout each student’s program.