The minimum requirements for the doctoral degree are the completion of 60 semester hours of graduate credit, including completion of the doctoral dissertation. Students must have a minimum of *48 credit hours of content and research doctoral level courses, taken at Widener before they begin the doctoral dissertation. The doctoral dissertation phase includes 12 credit hours of Dissertation Seminar and Dissertation Research related to the dissertation activity. Please note that a waiver of any requirement for the degree must be approved in writing by the student’s academic advisor and the Director of the Center for Education.
*Credits taken in a master’s program at Widener or transferred cannot be applied to the 48 credits; however, other doctoral level courses can be applied as electives.