PhD Degree Program
Requirements for the various PhD degree programs, degree checklist, and information on: advising, qualifying exams, seminars, teaching practicum, dissertation, deadlines, and applying to graduate.
Select your degree below to view the minimum course credit-hour requirements (PDF):
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree recognizes proficiency and high achievement in research. The items included in this checklist are mandatory for all Ph.D. students.
All new GRA's and GTA's must participate in the thesis advisor selection process during the first month of their first semester in the Woodruff School.
All Ph.D. students must register for Seminar 8014 (2 credit hours- no letter grade- attend at least 22 seminars).
The objective of the Ph.D. Proposal is to allow an early assessment of your chosen topic of research for the satisfactory completion of the doctoral degree.
Thesis deadlines are firm, and if you don't submit yours by the deadline, your graduation may be delayed. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to submitting theses or dissertations.
PhD Qualifying Examination
The qualifying examination provides an early assessment of your potential to satisfactorily complete the requirements for the doctoral degree.
All Woodruff School Ph.D. students are required to complete three semester hours of Teaching Practicum (ME/NRE 7757) during the course of their doctoral studies.
All PhD students at the Woodruff School should review the following requirements and guidelines to prepare for their dissertation.
Apply to Graduate
On-line Application for Graduation Instructions.