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PhD Study Plans

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Sample PhD Study Plan - Full Time (9 hours per semester)

SESSION I (9 hours) - Fall

Knowledge Building I - SW 9100

Research Methodology and Design- SW 9300

Statistics

SESSION II (9 hours) - Spring:

Macro Social Theory - SW 9400

Social Welfare Policy - SW 9700

Advanced Statistics

SESSION III (3 hours) - Summer:

Elective

August 15 (date may vary) Qualifying Examination – No credit earned -conducted in two full days on campus. Following successful completion of your exam, you may choose and chair and form a committee.

SESSION IV (9 hours) - Fall :

Research Application I

Dissertation Seminar

Elective

SESSION V (9 hours) - Spring :

Elective

Elective

Elective

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.

SESSION VI (1-9 credit hours) - Summer :

Dissertation Hours

Remaining Semesters as Necessary :

Dissertation Hours

Sample PhD Study Plan - Part Time (6 hours per semester)

SESSION I (6 hours) - Fall

Knowledge Building I - SW 9100

Research Methods - SW 9300

SESSION II (6 hours) - Spring:

Knowledge Building II - SW 9400

Social Welfare Policy - SW 9700

SESSION III (3 hours) - Summer:

Elective

August 15 (date may vary) Qualifying Examination – No credit earned -conducted in two full days on campus. Following successful completion of your exam, you may choose and chair and form a committee.

SESSION IV (6 hours) - Fall :

Elective

Statistics

SESSION V (6 hours) - Spring :

Advanced Statistics

Elective

SESSION VI (6 credit hours) - Fall :

Dissertation Seminar

Research Application I

SESSION VII (6 credit hours) - Spring :

Elective

Elective

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.

SESSION VIII (1-9 credit hours) - Summer :

Dissertation Hours

Remaining Semesters as Necessary :

Dissertation Hours

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