2022-2023 Graduate Catalog w/ November Addendum 
    Jul 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog w/ November Addendum [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Structure of the Doctorate Degree Program

Structure of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program

Doctorate education focuses on enabling the student to make original contributions to their respective fields of study. The curriculum requires a minimum of 36 earned semester hours to fulfill the Doctor of Philosophy degree requirements.  Requirements of the program include credit and non-credit coursework outlined in the below Milestones:

Milestone 1

Coursework - 18 to 30 semester hours

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Training)

Qualifying Exam and/or Comprehensive Exam

Degree Audit

Milestone 2

Research Seminar - 6 semester hours

Doctoral Dissertation Committee

Proposal Defense Scheduled

Milestone 3

Proposal Successfully Defended

Milestone 4

Doctoral Studies - 12 semester hours

HU Institutional Review Board Approval

Dissertation Defense Scheduled

Milestone 5

Dissertation Successfully Defended


If appropriate, additional non-credit requirements may be required. Any additional requirements can be found on the student’s Plan of Study.