To obtain the doctoral degree, a student must demonstrate reading
competence in a foreign language, pass the American studies oral
qualifying examination, prepare and defend a dissertation prospectus,
and write and defend a dissertation that is an original...
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree. This program, which emphasizes training for
independent research, is aimed at development of competent scientists who have
mastered one subject, have adequate knowledge of related subjects, and have
The Field of G&D enrolls 8-15 new students per year into its
Ph.D. program, which has been supported by a National Institutes of
Health training grant for nearly 30 years. There are 51 faculty in
G&D, half of whom are in the Department of Molecular...
The graduate program in Government at Cornell prepares students for
academic and research careers in political science. All students
admitted to the program are expected to earn a doctoral degree. In
exceptional circumstances, students who choose to leave...
Doctoral DegreeThe PhD student exhibits a higher level of independence and originality of thought than that required of the MS student. Students must satisfy several requirements in order to graduate with a PhD degree. Each student is required to pass at least...
The Doctor of Philosophy in Education (PhD) is a college-wide degree
awarded for distinguished academic preparation for professional
practice and research in the field of education. The program is
designed to enhance and facilitate educational, social, and...
The PhD in Mathematics requires a
under the direction
of a major professor (PhD advisor). Eligibility to submit a
that the student first formally advance to candidacy for the PhD
degree. We describe
here the requirements...
The professional education program in physical therapy is an eight
semester course of study culminating in the Doctor of Physical Therapy
(DPT) degree. The curriculum begins with the foundational sciences
through which the student studies normal...
Only the doctoral program is offered (no master’s degree). The
Program is not designed to meet requirements for accreditation as to
clinical competence in psychology nor in any discipline which has a
certification procedure. It does, however, accept...
The Genetics Program is a cross-disciplinary team of clinicians,
biostatisticians, genetic epidemiologists, geneticists, biochemists and
information technology specialists working together to discover the
links between complex human disease and genes.
The Department of Microbiology at Illinois offers unique
opportunities for graduate students to become skilled and creative
microbiologists. Our graduate program of study leads to the doctor of
philosophy degree (Ph.D.). We have outstanding resources...
Biophysics and Computational Biology offers a doctor of philosophy
degree program. In rare circumstances and with special permission of
the director and advisor, a current student may obtain a terminal
master's degree after meeting the requirements of the...
The Program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology (PEEC) is an
interdepartmental program designed to provide individualized training
in preparation for careers in these disciplines. Because of the breadth
of fields covered by this program, there will...
The Neuroscience Program is an interdisciplinary and highly
individualized Ph.D. program. Students have varied backgrounds but
typically have undergraduate degrees in psychology, biology, electrical
engineering, or computer science. The Neuroscience Program...
The Academy's Doctor of Education program is a 66 semester hour
program and one of only four programs approved by the Sport Management
Program Review Council, a joint program of the North American Society
of Sport Management and the National Association for...