Doctoral Program Process - Ph.D.

Use the below as a guide to assist with the following: when to submit forms, the order in which to submit forms, the forms that need submission together and the location of forms online.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Ph.D. Plan of Work

Submission of a Plan of Work for approval by the Graduate School before completing your first 18 hours of coursework.

Ph.D. Transfer of Credit

If you are transferring graduate credits from another college or university, submit a Ph.D. Transfer of Credit form and transcript with your Plan of Work.

Qualifying Examination Registration

Complete the form to register to take your Final Qualifying Exam, which is required near or at the end of your program coursework.

Ph.D. Candidacy

To achieve Ph.D. candidacy, you must submit the Recommendation for Candidacy Status. Your Qualifying Examination Written and Oral Results must already be on file in the College of Education.

Dissertation Prospectus and Research

Submit all forms listed below.

Final Defense

Submit forms listed below at least two weeks before your defense date.

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Deborah Gibson
Academic Services Officer III and Graduate Officer