2022-2023 Graduate Catalog w/ November Addendum 
    
    Apr 12, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog w/ November Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctorate Philosophy


Harrisburg University of Science and Technology seeks to admit doctorate program students from a variety of backgrounds. The University considers many factors in the review of applicant files and generally admits the qualified individual who has completed a graduate degree with related graduate coursework, or those who have a graduate degree but possess related professional experiences or potential.

The doctoral program at Harrisburg University focuses on enabling students to make original contributions to their respective fields of study. There are two phases of the doctoral program at Harrisburg University, an initial learning phase that can include coursework, seminars, research, and fieldwork that contributes to the student’s knowledge in the program of study; and a second research phase that focuses on student’s original research culminating in the final dissertation defense. Upon a student’s defense of the dissertation and completion of all other graduate requirements, the student will be awarded the doctoral degree in the program of study.