Grade Point Average. No more than two grades of "C" can be applied toward completion of doctoral coursework. If a student makes a third "C" or at any time makes a grade below a "C", he or she will be dismissed from the program. A course can be repeated only one time to remove deficiency. A minimum 3.25 GPA on all coursework taken is a requirement for completion of the doctoral program.
Comprehensive Examination. The comprehensive written examination is given in the fields of study for which the student is responsible. The examination will be given after the candidate has completed the courses and studies required in the program, with the exception of those in progress at the time of the examination. The comprehensive examination must be completed before the student will be allowed to take Dissertation Seminar (ELR 888).
Dissertation. An acceptable dissertation is required for the completion of the doctoral program. The dissertation must embody the results of an extended research effort which is an original contribution. It should reflect the candidate's ability to conduct independent research and interpret in a logical manner the facts and phenomena revealed by the research. Each candidate must publicly defend the dissertation before an examining committee appointing by the division chair and approved by the Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences.
Detailed instruction concerning the style, number of copies, fees and other matters relating to the dissertation, is available in the Office of the Coordinator of Doctoral Studies.
A handbook for the doctoral students is available in the Office of the Coordinator of Doctoral Studies. Students employed full-time will be allowed to take no more than six hours per semester, unless approved by track coordinator.