Doctor of Philosophy
Program of Study
The Ph.D. Program of Study form is a document that lists all of the courses a student
must take to complete their degree program. This form is also used to approve students
for the comprehensive examination and to certify students for graduation. Students
in the Special Education doctoral program complete a PhD Program of Study form to
identify the courses they plan to complete in order to fulfill the requirements for
their doctorate. This form will be approved by the program’s major professor when
the student begins the degree program.
If courses completed and listed on the student's transcript are not consistent with those listed on the Program of Study form, the courses will not be counted as satisfying degree requirements. Any changes to the Program of Study require a formal request to the College of Education Graduate Support Office and approval of the Major Professor, Doctoral Committee, and appropriate administrative offices.