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PhD Sample Plans

Sample PhD Study Plan - Full Time

First Year Fall Semester (10 hours)

Knowledge Building - SW 9100 (3 hrs)

Research Methods and Design I - SW 9300 (3 hrs)

Statistics Course (3 hrs)

Pro Seminar I - SW 9500 (1 hr)

First Year Spring Semester (10 hours)

Research Methods and Design II - SW 9350 (3 hrs)

Social Welfare Policy - SW 9700 (3 hrs)

Elective - (3 hrs)

Pro Seminar II - SW 9600 (1 hr)

First Year Summer Semester (3 hours)

Qualifying Examination (0 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Second Year Fall Semester (10 hours)

Research Application I - SW 9800 (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Teaching Seminar - SW 9XXX (1 hr)

Second Year Spring Semester (10 hours)

Dissertation Seminar - SW 9890 (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Preparing Future Faculty - year long campus program (1 hr)

Following substantial completion of required coursework; a Comprehensive Exam (no credit hours earned) will be scheduled with your chair and committee. Upon successful completion of the exam, your schedule will be set with your committee.

After the completion of all required coursework and the comprehensive exam requirement, students must then continue to enroll in enough hours to meet the continuous enrollment requirements and complete a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation credit.

Second Year Summer Semester

Comprehensive Examination

Third Year (12 hrs)

Dissertation Hours - SW 9900 (12 hrs)

Sample PhD Study Plan - Part Time

First Year Fall Semester (7 hours)

Knowledge Building - SW 9100 (3 hrs)

Research Methods and Design I - SW 9300 (3 hrs)

Pro Seminar I - SW 9500 (1 hr)

First Year Spring Semester (7 hours)

Research Methods and Design II - SW 9350 (3 hrs)

Social Welfare Policy - SW 9700 (3 hrs)

Pro Seminar II - SW 9600 (1 hr)

First Year Summer Semester (3 hours)

Qualifying Examination (0 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Second Year Fall Semester (7 hours)

Research Application I - SW 9800 (3 hrs)

Statistics (3 hrs)

Teaching Seminar - SW 9XXX (1 hr)

Second Year Spring Semester (7 hours)

Advanced Statistics (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Preparing Future Faculty - year long campus program (1 hr)

Second Year Summer Semester

Comprehensive Examination

Third Year in Program

Dissertation (12 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Following substantial completion of required coursework; a Comprehensive Exam (no credit hours earned) will be scheduled with your chair and committee. Upon successful completion of the exam, your schedule will be set with your committee.

After the completion of all required coursework and the comprehensive exam requirement, students must then continue to enroll in enough hours to meet the continuous enrollment requirements and complete a minimum of 12 hours of dissertation credit.

Remaining Semesters as Necessary

Dissertation Hours

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