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PhD Program Requirements

PhD Students

By the end of the first year of study:

  • Indication by student of preferred major advisor
  • Formation of Advisory Committee

Before completing no more than 12 credits of coursework toward your degree:

  • Submission of Plan of Study

No later than four years after beginning doctoral study and at least eight months prior to completion of all degree requirements:

  • Passing of General Examination

At least six months prior to degree completion:

  • Submission of Dissertation Proposal to Advisory Committee

No later than seven years after beginning doctoral study:

  • Passing of Dissertation Defense

Residence Requirement

During the second or subsequent years of study, at least two consecutive semesters must be completed in residence at the University of Connecticut. You must register for full-time student status during the residence period.