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POLICY SOURCE: Graduate Policies - 02 PhD Policies POLICY NO: 7849
SUPERCEDES: 7832
TITLE: PhD/DBA/AvD Degree Policies SUBMITTED BY: Liz Fox
DATE: Jan 12, 2009 APPROVED BY: Liz Fox

Effective Date Jan 12, 2009

Ph.D./D.B.A./Av.D. Degree Policies

(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