Table III-7
Doctoral Degree
Academic Credit Hour Requirements

Hours

Schools

4

Hawaii

9

Western Ontario

12

Florida State

18-21

California – Los Angeles (quarter.)

36

Michigan, North Carolina – Chapel Hill, Texas

48

Arizona, Long Island

51

Emporia

54

Pittsburgh

60

Albany, Buffalo, Drexel (quarter), Maryland, North Texas, Simmons

62

Alabama

78

Syracuse

80

Illinois

84

Rutgers

90

Indiana, Texas Woman's

Varies
See notes

McGill, Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Alabama Indicates that 48 academic hours plus 24 dissertation research hours are required.
  • Arizona Indicates that 48 credit hours plus a minor to be determined by the minor department and 18 units of dissertation are required.
  • Emporia Indicates that 51 hours is an approximation.
  • Florida State Indicates 2 full-time (12 hours) semesters minimum.
  • Hawaii Indicates that the degree does not have a set credit requirement beyond the four required "core" courses; emphasis is on passing four area specialization exams.
  • Long Island Requires 48 hours and a minimum of 12 dissertation credits.
  • McGill Indicates their doctorate program is individualized for candidates. (Ad Hoc Program)
  • North Carolina – Chapel Hill Requires 36 hours and additional dissertation credits.
  • Texas Requires additional hours for proposal preparation and for dissertation.
  • Wisconsin – Milwaukee Offers a multidisciplinary Ph.D. program (credits vary).

 


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