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PhD Study Plans

Sample PhD Study Plan - Full Time

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)

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)

Qualifying Examination (0 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Research Application I - SW 9800 (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Teaching Seminar - SW 9XXX (1 hr)

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.

Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation Hours - SW 9900 (12 hrs)

Sample PhD Study Plan - Part Time

Knowledge Building - SW 9100 (3 hrs)

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

Pro Seminar I - SW 9500 (1 hr)

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

Social Welfare Policy - SW 9700 (3 hrs)

Pro Seminar II - SW 9600 (1 hr)

Qualifying Examination (0 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

Research Application I - SW 9800 (3 hrs)

Statistics (3 hrs)

Teaching Seminar - SW 9XXX (1 hr)

Advanced Statistics (3 hrs)

Elective Course (3 hrs)

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

Comprehensive Examination

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.

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