Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements

The following outlines the course and research requirements for the degree total a minimum of 10.0 Full Course Equivalent (FCE) credits:

  • Doctoral Seminar I (first Summer, face to face, rotating sites, 1.0 FCEs)
  • The Field of Study Specialization Course (first Fall, via distance, 0.5 FCEs)
  • Doctoral Seminar II (second Summer, face to face, rotating sites, 1.0 FCEs)
  • Specialization Elective (this may be a directed study, 0.5 FCEs)
  • Research Proposal Colloquium (Winter or Fall, via distance, 0.5 FCEs)
  • Comprehensive Portfolio and Examination of Comprehensive Portfolio (1.5 FCEs)
  • Four terms of residency
    • ​Two summer core courses and two consecutive terms
  • The Proposal
  • The Dissertation (5.0 FCEs)

Students are considered doctoral candidates once their coursework is complete and they have passed the Comprehensive Portfolio Examination. Then, students work towards the completion of the Dissertation Proposal and finally the Dissertation.  

Joint PhD Program Sequencing

Doctoral Seminar 1

First Summer, face-to-face, at rotating sites

1.0 FCE

The Field of Study Specialization Course

First Fall, via distance delivery

0.5 FCE

Specialization Elective

First Winter, with supervisor

0.5FCE

Doctoral Seminar 2

 Second Summer, face-to-face at rotating sites

1.0FCE

Research Proposal Colloquium

Winter or Fall via distance delivery
(Typically taken in the Second Fall term in second year of program.  However, students can seek permission of their Supervisor, and their home university Chair/Associate Dean/Graduate Program Director and the Joint PhD Program Director to take this course in the first Winter term as long as their Specialization elective is also completed in the first Fall term.  Refer to page 23 of the Program Handbook for more details about permission procedures.)

0.5 FCE

Comprehensive Portfolio and Examination of Comprehensive Portfolio

Under appropriate supervision

1.5 FCEs

The Proposal

Under appropriate supervision

 

The Dissertation

Under appropriate supervision

5.0 FCEs

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