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PhD/DBA/AvD Degree Policies

Effective Date Jan 12, 2009

(Graduate Policy 2.0)

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) and Doctor of Aviation (Av.D.)degrees are awarded on the basis of clear evidence that the recipient possesses knowledge of a broad field of learning, and mastery of a particular area of concentration within that field. The work leading to the degree consists of advanced studies and research, which represents a significant contribution to knowledge in the subject area. Doctoral level graduate students are required to:

  • Meet course requirements by preparing, submitting and completing an approved program of study
  • Establish a doctoral committee
  • Pass a comprehensive examination
  • Complete an original research program
  • Prepare and defend a dissertation on that research
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