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Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 prior to the completion of 36 credit hours and 3.3 after the completion of 36 credit hours. Students are allowed no more than two grades of “C.” Upon receiving a third grade of “C,” students must retake the class in which the grade was received. Grades of “D” and “F” require that the course be retaken.

Course Requirements

Core Courses:  24 quarter hours required

Research Courses: 20 quarter hours required

These courses are sequenced and must be taken in the following order:

Elective Requirement: 4 quarter hours required 

Concentration Courses: 20 quarter hours required

Candidacy Course: non-credit, non-tuition

Dissertation Courses: 8 quarter hours required