Throughout their experience, students work closely with faculty and the other Ph.D. students. Small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio ensure that all students benefit from the attention and expertise of respected experts in their fields. Each student’s program of study is tailored to the student’s needs and interests. Students work with their department PhD Committee or Supervisory Committee Chair to design their program of study. Below is an illustrative list of classes that might be used to compose a program of study.
A minimum of 15 major field, 9 allied field, and 15 research competency credit hours are required. Three credit hours in research must be a Philosophy of Science course. Students are also required to take an effective teaching course, which is held the week between spring and summer semesters of their first year. Once students have completed all the necessary requirements to advance to candidacy, they are then required to complete a minimum of 14 hours of thesis research.