Doctor of Philosophy

Program of Study

A minimum of 64 semester hours after the master's degree is required. The hours must be distributed in the following manner:

Course Distribution
Degree Plan Components Credit Hours
Common Core 3
Concentration Core 10 credit hours minimum
Electives 15 credit hours minimum
Statistics/Measurement/Research Design 15 credit hours minimum
Interdisciplinary Focus 3-4 credit hours
Dissertation 18 credit hours minimum
TOTAL 64 credit hours minimum

Course Descriptions

In addition, all Ph.D. candidates must meet the following requirements:

Ph.D. Candidates should also select at least two of the following:

For more information, contact Dr. Rosemary Closson or 813-974-8330.