Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

The Doctor of Philosophy is a specialized, research-oriented degree. Coursework gives the candidate a thorough and comprehensive knowledge in the field of study and methods of research. The program requires a minimum of 64 semester hours, including dissertation research, beyond the master’s degree. Without the master’s degree, one must complete a minimum of 96 semester hours. The program prepares individuals for university faculty positions, public and corporate leadership roles in education, natural resource management, Extension Education, international development, and many other professional careers in agriculture and life sciences. Students pursuing the PhD may choose to complete a maximum of 12 hours of coursework in supporting areas closely aligned to their research interests and professional goals.

Joint Doctor of Education in Agricultural Education (Doc@Distance)

The Joint EdD in agricultural education delivered at a distance is offered with the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University. Mid-career professionals enter as members of a cohort and advance through the program over four years. Admission review takes place every two years; our next cohort begins Fall 2019. We will begin accepting applications for this cohort January 2 through April 1, 2019. This cohort will begin registering for courses Fall 2019. If you are interested in applying, please review the Doc@Distance (D@D) program page for information and view the D@D Brochure.     

OGAPS Steps to Fulfill Doctoral Degree Requirements

  • Sample Doctor of Philosophy Degree Plan
  • Sample Joint EdD (D@D) Course Curriculum

Steps to Fulfill Preliminary Examination (Campus PhD)

Office of Graduate and Professional Studies Home Page

Planning Your Steps to Graduation

Thesis Office Home Page

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