Part-Time PhD Program
Students accepted into the part-time PhD program must complete a plan of study that is approved by the Associate Dean: PhD program prior to registering for the first term. The curriculum requires that all students take seven required courses and one elective course. The elective course may be completed as a directed studies course. Completion of coursework is followed by the Comprehensive Examination, approval of a Dissertation Proposal and the Dissertation.
Students must register in at least one course in all three terms of each year they are enrolled in the program. If circumstances arise that prevent students from remaining engaged in their academic work (e.g., illness, family emergencies, unexpected financial necessity that University funding cannot ameliorate, or career change), they may petition for inactive status (i.e., a leave of absence from their studies). Normally, inactive status will be approved only once for a maximum of two terms.
SUGGESTED COURSE SCHEDULE FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS
Term Three (Spring)
Term Five (Winter)
SK805 (SK702 must be completed before SK805)
Term Six (Spring)
Elective (if not already completed)
If elective has been completed and no other required course is available in this term, the
student may take either SK820 or SK894 as a directed studies course
Terms Eight, Nine, Ten and Eleven (Winter, Spring, Fall, Winter)
SK893 -Comprehensive Examination
Terms Twelve –Twenty-one (30 months, two and a half years)