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The purpose of this manual is to define policies and procedures related to the conduct and administration of the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction. This manual provides guidelines for successful completion of all stages of a doctoral degree, from admission to graduation.

The information in this manual is drawn from current practices and statements of policy and procedures adopted by the graduate faculty of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and from publications of the Graduate School that contain university-wide guidelines. This manual summarizes departmental guidelines, which in some instances exceed those of the Graduate School. 

Doctoral Students and graduate faculty are responsible to be informed of all current policies and procedures of the Graduate School as well as changes that might occur between releases of this manual. Students are advised to keep detailed records of their successful completion of each milestone in the program.

Questions about this manual should be directed to the C I Director of Graduate Studies. 

C I Director of Graduate StudiesDr. Gwen Lloyd, Professor of Education (Mathematics Education)
C I Graduate Program AssistantMs. Bonnie Richardson
C I Graduate Program Office: 270 Chambers Building (814.865.2168)

Contents of the Ph.D. Manual

  1. Expectations, Credit Load, and Residency
  2. Emphasis Areas, Dual-Title Degrees, and Minors
  3. Roles of an Adviser
  4. The Qualifying Examination
  5. English Competence
  6. Doctoral Committee Membership
  7. Responsibilities of the Doctoral Committee
  8. Plan of Study
  9. Comprehensive Examination
  10. Dissertation and Final Oral Examination
  11. Procedures Concerning Graduation

Curriculum and Instruction Ph.D. Program Forms

Ph.D. Manual
Expectations, Credit Load, and Residency ○ Emphasis Areas, Dual-Title Degrees, and Minors ○ Roles of an Adviser ○ The Qualifying Examination ○ English Competence ○ Doctoral Committee Membership ○ Responsibilities of the Doctoral Committee ○ Plan of Study ○ Comprehensive Examination ○ Dissertation and Final Oral Examination ○ Procedures Concerning Graduation

Manual created by Dr. Glendon Blume and Dr. Rose Mary Zbiek. 
Revised May 2019 by Gwen Lloyd (CI Director of Graduate Studies).
Approved October 2019 by CI Graduate Faculty.