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 hours of content and research doctoral level courses completed 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.
The program of study that appears here applies to students who were admitted for the summer session of this catalog year and later. Students admitted prior to that term should select the appropriate catalog year of their admission. Choose previous catalogs from the Home, Graduate, or Undergraduate Catalog Page at http://Catalog.widener.edu.