Directed Dissertation Study (Spring 2009)(2)
One and one-half to three credits per semester. All students in the PhD program are required to take three credits of Directed Dissertation Study, aimed at preparing the prospectus for the dissertation. This course, which is taken with the prospective dissertation chair, should occur after all other coursework is complete or during a student’s last semester of coursework. It should be taken after at least one qualifying examination has been completed. Students in the PhD program may take up to six additional credits of Directed Dissertation Study, consisting of research and writing supervised by the dissertation chair.