Doctoral Program of Study

Every doctoral degree seeking student who began their program prior to Fall 2010 must file with the College of Graduate Studies a Program of Study with a formal list of the courses the student intends to take to fulfill the requirements of the degree. The program of study should consist solely of courses directly related to the doctoral degree. Undergraduate courses may not be included on the Program of Study. Students in a degree program in which the requirements are the same as those under the 2009-2010 catalog should use DegreeWorks to document the degree completion. DegreeWorks approval is required by the Advisor as part of the requirements for graduation. A predefined note should be posted on the student's DegreeWorks audit stating approval.

The program of study must be submitted by the student and approved by the Major Professor, the Department Chair, and the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies. The submission deadline is not later than the first day of the expected graduation semester or semester. Changes in the program must be submitted on an Amended Program of Study form or by filing a revised Program of Study that is signed by all persons as stated above.