Doctoral Degree Requirements and Standards
The doctorate is the highest degree offered by the University. It is conferred on students who successfully complete those requirements that the faculty of the college, school or department have prescribed as the criteria for determining the general proficiency and specialized competence of the candidate in the candidate's chosen field. Total achievement, within the framework of certain accepted standards and uniform course requirements, constitutes the major consideration in awarding the doctorate. Each candidate’s program is planned and carried out under the supervision of the program advisor and committee in accordance with requirements approved by departments, and with regard for the individual nature of the student’s objectives.