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Doctoral Degree Requirements


To list the general and common requirements for doctoral degrees.

Applies to: 

All Lawrence/Edwards Graduate students.

Policy Statement: 

The immediately following list contains the general and common requirements for doctoral degrees. Specific degree requirements, including requirements for the professional doctoral degrees, are set by specific programs, departments, and schools.

Doctor of Philosophy
Application and Admission
Engagement and Enrollment in Doctoral Programs
Research Skills and Responsible Scholarship Requirements
Comprehensive Oral Examinations
Doctoral Student Oral Exam Committee Composition
Graduate Studies Representative on Doctoral Exam Committees
Doctoral Candidacy (Post-comp enrollment)
Doctoral Dissertation
Final Oral Examination


Graduate Studies

Approved by: 
SVP of Academic Affairs
Approved on: 
Friday, July 17, 2009
Effective on: 
Friday, July 17, 2009
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Doctor of Philosophy, Doctoral Program Time Constraints, Research Skills and Responsible Scholarship Requirements, Comprehensive Oral Examinations, Doctoral Candidacy, Doctoral Dissertation, Final Oral Examination
Change History: 

11/13/2017: Updated Approved by section. 
02/09/2015: Graduate Studies updated hyperlinks and added required policy sections.

Academic Categories: 
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