The Doctor of Philosophy degree is intended for candidates with a high level of scholarship and with the ability and desire to conduct independent and original research in their chosen field of interest. The academic standard is high for students admitted to the PhD program. See Admissions Statistics.
Criteria for Admission
A 3.0 minimum GPA (based on 4.0 scale) from the last 60 graded semester hours or last 90 graded quarter hours of the applicant's study is required to be considered for graduate level study. In practice, substantially higher grades may be necessary for study areas within the department.