Minimum Standards - Progress Toward the Ph-D- Degree

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    Minimum Standards and Progress Toward the Degree

       Maintain an Overall GGPA for 3.00

    A minimum of seventy five graduate credits must be completed in the Doctor of Philosophy degree program with an overall GGPA of at least 3.00. The student must maintain a minimum overall GGPA of 3.00 in educational administration coursework between admission and the time of the Preliminary Examination. 

      Pass Preliminary Examination Within 7 Years From Admission

      Complete Dissertation Within 5 Years of Passing Preliminary Exam

       Maintain Dissertator Status

    The Graduate School requires once a student becomes a dissertator, they maintain continuous enrollment in three graduate credits, no more, no less, each fall and spring semester until completion of the final oral examination.  Summer enrollment is optional unless working with a faculty advisor, utilizing University facilities, or completing the degree.  Three dissertator credits is considered full-time enrollment.  



       Inactive Status

    Any student who fails to maintain satisfactory progress toward the degree will be declared “inactive.”  Students declared “inactive” for three years may be dropped from the Ph.D. program. Students who have been dropped must seek readmission and meet all existing admission, program, and examination requirements.




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