About this course
The PhD program is for those students who want to become full-time professors at research-oriented universities. It is not intended for people who want to work in industry positions. It is a full-time program only, and students take all their courses on campus.
All students complete a core curriculum yet tailor their work to achieve personal goals. The program is designed to be completed in four to five years.
Doctoral students must complete all program requirements within a 10-year period. The 10-year period starts with the initial enrollment into the doctoral program. In addition, students must take the final oral examination in defense of the dissertation within five years after passing the comprehensive examinations. Any exception must be approved by the supervisory committee and the dean of the Division of Graduate Education and ordinarily involves repetition of the comprehensive examinations.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 550 (PBT) or 80 (iBT).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.5. No institutional code is needed.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of at least 60.