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Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. degree program is designed to prepare individuals for faculty positions in higher education and other professional leadership roles. A minimum of 53 semester credit hours is required beyond the master's degree, exclusive for dissertation. The program includes an 18-hr. specialization in FCSE, a 15-hr. research component, an emphasis planned to meet individual career goals, and a dissertation based on original research.

Admission to the doctoral program is based on graduate and undergraduate academic records, GRE scores, and other evidence of the applicant's potential for success. Applicants must have a Master's degree from an accredited institution.

Applications are considered at any time. However, individuals are encouraged to apply by March 1 for fall admission, October 1 for spring admission.

Click here to print a copy of degree requirements (FCSE Doctoral Program).