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DEVELOPMENT STUDIES Criteria for Satisfactory Progress
To make progress toward a graduate degree, students must meet the Graduate School requirements in addition to the requirements of the department or program. See Graduate School degree requirements.
PH.D.
Overall GPA
Candidates must maintain a 3.20 GPA.
Other Grade Requirements
Follow Graduate School policy
Probation Policy
Follow Graduate School policy
Specific Courses
No
Specific Credits
Yes
Three credits of interdisciplinary courses; 3 credits of basic theory (not development theory); 15 to 25 credits from the major discipline; 20 to 30 credit electives from a secondary discipline; 10 to 15 credits in research design, methodology, and statistics; and a minimum of 6 credits of thesis research.
Examinations
Follow Graduate School policy
Other Assessments / Time Constraints
Yes / No
Candidates must do original research to obtain material for the dissertation.
Language Requirements
Yes
Language requirements will vary for each student; generally, the requirement will be minimal competence in one non-native language. The committee can require fluency in another language if they feel it is warranted according to the student's area of interest.
Minor Requirements
No
Advisor
Follow Graduate School policy
Review Policy
Yes
Committee
Minimum once per semester