Areas for the major and minor, as well as further requirements which may be appropriate, will be determined by the student’s committee. Selection of the major professor and committee should be done no later than the end of the first academic year.
Computer literacy and demonstration of proficiency in statistics are required.
The student must satisfactorily pass both written and oral preliminary examinations and must demonstrate satisfactory performance on a final oral examination and dissertation defense.The College of Graduate and Professional Studies requires students to complete one of the two consecutive full-time residence semesters before advancing to candidacy. By special arrangement with the department, hourly loads for the residence requirement can be reduced from nine to eight hours per consecutive semester.
Each candidate must participate in the teaching program of the department for at least two semesters or one semester and a full summer session.