Graduation Requirements

A Ph.D. candidate who has fulfilled all the academic requirements for graduation may be granted the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, provided the student has:

  • Passed the qualifying exams
  • Successfully completed all required course work and electives with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Submitted at least one manuscript for publication
  • Successfully defended the dissertation
  • Obtained Dissertation Committee approval of the final dissertation
  • Has submitted the dissertation through ProQuest