Doctoral Degree Policies and Procedures

Course of Study

The course of study for the doctoral degree is arranged with each student by his/her adviser 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 his/her chosen specialty in relation to allied branches of learning. A written assessment of performance for each doctoral student is required at the end of his/her first year; an annual Academic Progress Report or some other form of formal evaluation of progress is required throughout each student’s program.