Graduate resources

Here you will find resources to help you navigate through and succeed in your Master’s or Doctoral program

Below is a quick overview of all the major components and requirements of our graduate programs.

MA Course and Thesis Requirements


Program Length

Recommended time to completion is two years (max.: four years):

  • Year one - Course work
  • Year two - Thesis

Funding

All admitted MA students receive guaranteed funding for two years.

Office Space

Guaranteed a desk in a shared office space for two years.

Courses

You will complete a minimum of 15 units or 2.5 Full-course equivalents (i.e., five x one-semester courses) in Year one.

Candidacy for Doctoral Students

Not applicable.

Thesis

Working with your Supervisor, you will research, write and defend a MA thesis of approximately 100 pages.

PhD Candidacy Requirements


Program Length

Recommended time to completion is four years (max: six years):

  • Year one - Course work
  • Year two - Candidacy completed
  • Year three & four - Dissertation

Funding

All admitted PhD students receive guaranteed funding for four years.

Office Space

Guaranteed a desk in a shared office space for four years.

Courses

You will complete a minimum of 18 units or 3.0 Full-course equivalents (i.e., six x one-semester courses) in Year One.

Candidacy for Doctoral Students

You are required to complete five candidacy requirements by Year Two:

  • Required Course Work
  • Two x Field of Study (FoS) Written Examination
  • Onne x Field of Study (FoS) Oral Examination
  • Thesis Proposal and Meeting
  • Optional Language Requirement

Thesis

Working with your Supervisory Committee (your Supervisor and two other faculty members), you will research, write and defend a doctoral dissertation of approximately 250–300 pages.

MA requirements

MA requirements

PhD requirements

PhD requirements

Payment policies

Payment policies