Minimum of 48 quarter hours beyond the Bachelor's degree including the following:
Statistics and Methodology Courses
Students must complete a thesis on a topic approved by the department.
An oral examination, in the student's field of graduate study, may be, but is not necessarily, limited to a defense of the student’s thesis.
For students in the MA/PhD program, advancement to doctoral candidacy is dependent upon satisfactory evaluations in each of the following three areas:
- Coursework performance
- Master’s Thesis
- Doctoral Candidacy Exam or Alternative Project (i.e., Comprehensive Exam or Comprehensive Alternative Project).
Not more than four years should elapse between admission to the program and admission to doctoral candidacy.