TYPICAL COURSE OF STUDY
Students develop their degree plan, take six credit hours of the required Core Curriculum, complete additional courses in their specialty area, and any prerequisite courses.
Students take the remaining core courses, continue to take electives in their minor and specialty areas, begin literature surveys and reviews, and prepare for their comprehensive exam.
Students complete their specialization papers, prepare a dissertation proposal, complete literature review, and take the comprehensive exam.
Fourth and fifth years are spent researching and writing the dissertation.