Special Requirements: Residency and Refereed Papers

Every doctoral student will be required to complete, on campus, at least nine (9) months of graduate study beyond the master’s degree. The residence requirement is fulfilled through completion of a full schedule (at least 9 semester hours) of graduate course work in each of two consecutive semesters (excluding summer months).

Each candidate is required to have submitted at least two papers for publication in refereed journals. The candidate should be the first author of the one of the papers submitted for publication. The papers should be based on results of the candidate’s doctoral research.