1 Virginia Tech Department of Accounting and Information Systems Ph.D. Program GENERAL INFORMATION Virginia Tech's Doctoral Program in Accounting and Information Systems is a Ph.D. degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Information Systems. The program is administered by the Doctoral Committee of the department and the University Graduate School. It is a research-oriented academic degree. Accordingly, the program has a strong research orientation. At the same time, attention is also directed to the development of the necessary skills conducive to excellence in classroom teaching. Typically, the entire program requires approximately four years for candidates who enter with the necessary prerequisites (i.e. have their Master s degree in hand). Other students may require approximately one additional year (depending upon their prior academic degree) to complete the prerequisites prior to entering the doctoral program. Only full-time students are admitted into the program. All students are admitted in Fall semester. Each student is very strongly encouraged to complete all degree requirements in residence. Admission decisions are based on the applicant's overall background and perceived potential to become a professor at a high quality university. Important factors include professional work experience; written and verbal communication skills; GMAT scores; letters of recommendation; campus interview; prior grades, with emphasis on the last two years of study; and other factors that may indicate an applicant's ability to be successful in the program and become a productive and successful professor at a major university. The same criteria apply to international applicants, except that applicants who speak a native language other than English must have an acceptable score on the TOEFL examination and meet the Virginia Tech Graduate School requirements for oral and written communication in English. The TOEFL requirement is waived for students who have earned an undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited university in the USA. FINANCIAL AID AND GRADUATE ASSISTANTSHIPS: Graduate assistantships are awarded to all doctoral students unless special circumstances exist. The graduate assistantship includes a full tuition waiver and comprehensive fee scholarship from private endowment money. Currently, stipends average about $1,980 monthly for nine months. In addition, many doctoral students teach two sections during one six-week summer session to substantially increase their overall remuneration (by approximately $11,000) giving most students an income of approximately $28,820 in addition to their tuition and comprehensive fee. Students on assistantships have half-time appointments in research or teaching, and must enroll for a minimum of nine hours of course work each semester. All PhD students on assistantships receive a full tuition waiver and typically the payment of their comprehensive fee. For information purposes, regular graduate student tuition and fees for the academic year are $13,585 for two semesters for in-state candidates ($25,884 out of state) enrolled for nine or more hours. Additional dissertation funding is available to students from a number of sources, both inside and outside the University. Several external organizations award dissertation grants, and a few organizations make grants available for research on specific topics. These can also serve as a funding source for dissertations. Students are encouraged to apply for outside funding for the dissertation phase of their program of study. A typical graduate assistantship assignment over the four year program usually finds the student teaching two sections of introductory level material. The next year is usually spent on research assignment in which the Ph.D. student works directly with a faculty member in his/her area of interest. During this period the student learns the art and science of research and how to produce manuscripts to submit to quality journals for publication. The third and fourth years find the Ph.D. student back in the classroom while the student works on dissertation requirements during the fourth year. PROGRAM OF STUDY
2 Because of the research orientation of the degree, consideration is given to the fundamental nature of and trends in accounting and information system-related research activities. Such research has become increasingly interdisciplinary, drawing upon the theories and research results of other disciplines, including economics, finance, psychology, operations research, philosophy of science, computer science, human factors, and artificial intelligence systems. This infusion of varied research approaches and knowledge bases into accounting and information systems problems and issues has broadened the boundaries of inquiry. Diversity of interest is therefore encouraged in the program. A maximum of flexibility is provided for the tailoring of individual programs of study to fit the backgrounds and research interests of each student. Doctoral students develop a program of study in consultation with the Doctoral Committee. The program must include, but need not be limited to, 90 semester hours of graduate level coursework, and research and dissertation credit. Doctoral candidates at the dissertation stage are required to enroll for a minimum of 6 semester hours of coursework and/or research and dissertation credit during the summer. In addition to the minimum requirements listed below, each doctoral student is expected to have completed all training in his or her field of specialization (e.g., income tax, information systems). This prerequisite may be met by a combination of undergraduate and master's level courses. Moreover, because of the quantitative requirements of the program, each student should have completed appropriate mathematical education, such as analytic geometry, and differential and integral calculus. The program of study is approved by the entire Doctoral Committee, the Department Head, and the Graduate School. In accordance with Graduate School requirements, courses that are more than seven years old when the degree is to be granted cannot be included in the program of study. Such courses must be revalidated, which may entail retaking the written preliminary examination. Changes to a student's program of study are made through a formal request to, and approval by, the Doctoral Committee, the Department Head, and the Graduate School. Minimum Requirements beyond Master s level Accounting courses Research Methods in Accounting and Information Systems 3 hours Statistics courses Supporting area courses Approximate coursework Accounting and/or Information Systems Seminars Independent study Graduate courses in: economics, finance, psychology, organizational behavior, computer science, industrial systems, engineering, etc. 9 hours 3 hours 15 hours 12 hours 42hours Dissertation Minimum research and dissertation credit 48 hours Minimum program hours * Graduate level courses in the candidates' area of specialization. 90 hours Enclosures at the end of this description contain sample programs of study that meet the above requirements. It should be emphasized that these listings are samples, and actual programs of study are tailored to each individual candidate. COMMITTEES The Doctoral Committee establishes standards for acceptable programs of study and serves as the student advisory committee throughout the coursework phase. It develops, administers, and supervises the grading of the written preliminary examination. The Doctoral Committee ceases to be the advisory committee when the candidate has passed the preliminary examination and has a dissertation committee approved by the Graduate School. The dissertation committee then monitors the candidate's progress directly, while the Doctoral Committee monitors only the enrollment and time limits that apply. In accordance with Graduate School policy, changes in candidate committees are granted upon approval of both old and new committee members. EXAMINATIONS All candidates for the Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Information Systems
3 must pass a preliminary written examination, usually during the last semester of coursework. The examination is taken over a two-day period. The first day's examination is the same for all candidates and is more general in nature. The second day is individualized according to a candidate's area of specialization. In general, examination questions will be structured to test the student's broad-based conceptual knowledge base, as well as the ability to utilize this knowledge to: analytically differentiate among distinct dimensions of a problem or issue in accounting, auditing, information systems, or taxation integrate seeming unrelated propositions and arguments into a logical framework communicate effectively in a scholarly manner. The preliminary examination is compiled by the Doctoral Committee from questions submitted by the faculty, and graded by faculty members under the supervision of the Doctoral Committee. If the student's supporting area requires a preliminary examination that too must be passed in a satisfactory manner. Upon completion of the dissertation, the doctoral candidate is required to pass an oral dissertation defense conducted by the dissertation committee at a scheduled meeting open to the public. DISSERTATION PROPOSAL The candidate selects a dissertation committee no later than the semester following successful completion of the preliminary examination. A dissertation proposal is developed under the guidance of the dissertation chairman. As the proposal develops, other committee members are identified as necessary to plan the research. The committee, which must include a minimum of five faculty members, is appointed by the Graduate School upon recommendation of the Department Head. A dissertation proposal should summarize the motivation for the research and the development of the problem. It should also include a review of relevant literature and a description of the research methodology to be followed, including data collection and analysis techniques, as well as any necessary pretesting. Either prior to or concurrent with the dissertation proposal defense, the candidate will schedule a seminar with the Seminar Series Committee to present the proposal to the faculty and other graduate students. This seminar allows the candidate and the dissertation committee to obtain feedback from those who are not members of the dissertation committee. The candidate, in consultation with the dissertation committee members, will evaluate all comments offered during the seminar and make any necessary changes in the proposal. A successful defense requires the signatures of all dissertation committee members on a copy of the title page of the dissertation proposal. This copy is retained in the departmental office as a permanent record of the successful dissertation proposal defense. Candidates are expected to defend their proposals before the faculty and doctoral students within one year after completing the preliminary examination. If the candidate does not defend the dissertation proposal successfully within one year, the dissertation committee may be disbanded and financial support from the department may be discontinued. If the dissertation committee is disbanded, the candidate must petition the Doctoral Committee for permission to continue in the doctoral program. The candidate may proceed with the dissertation only after successfully defending the dissertation proposal. During the dissertation stage, data are collected and analyzed according to the plan set out in the dissertation proposal. If the dissertation is not completed within two years after passing the preliminary examinations, the committee may be disbanded. In that event, the student will have to petition the Doctoral Committee for permission to continue. The dissertation should demonstrate the candidate's ability to conduct scholarly research. This can be demonstrated by completion of a traditional dissertation or, with the permission of the candidate s dissertation chairman, by selecting and completing a three-paper dissertation option. Under the three paper option the candidate will produce three separate papers that will be submitted for publication to quality academic journals. In addition, these three papers will be accumulated into a dissertation along with introductory and conclusion chapters. The primary purpose of the threepaper option is to help the candidate obtain a position on the faculty at a quality university, and prepare the candidate for a career that involves scholarship and publication of original research. Scholarly research can be either applied or basic--both are acceptable forms for the dissertation. The topics selected and the issues researched must be meaningful ones within the area selected and within the form of research selected. That is, there must be identifiable unresolved questions or issues that are related to an existing body of theory or knowledge. The research topic should be sufficiently complex that it challenges the candidate's abilities and knowledge, consistent with the stated objectives of
4 the Accounting and Information Systems Ph.D. program. Given the importance of publishing in tenure and promotion decisions, and the time frame for review and acceptance, it is extremely important that the candidate strive to select a topic that is substantive enough to yield one or more manuscripts with a high probability of acceptance to scholarly journals. Ideally, the topic will be an identifiable segment or phase of a broader integrated program of research that the candidate will pursue and build upon in future research activities. On the other hand, the dissertation must be sufficiently limited in scope to permit completion within a reasonable period of time. RESIDENCE Candidates are strongly encouraged to complete the entire ACIS PhD program in residence. The Graduate School requires that at least one full academic year and at least 15 hours of coursework, not including research hours, be in residence. The time limits indicated above apply whether or not the candidate is in residence. PARTICIPATION IN DEPARTMENTAL SEMINARS All doctoral candidates in residence are required to prepare for and attend scheduled departmental seminars. Preparation includes careful reading of any preliminary materials (manuscript, outline, etc.) and writing down questions raised by the reading for discussion at the seminar. Participation in Seminars is considered an integral part of the doctoral program at Virginia Tech. Seminars are often conducted on Friday afternoons, and students should plan to be available for these from the start of each semester until after graduation is completed. ANNUAL EVALUATION The evaluation of doctoral students in accounting and information systems is usually conducted at the end of the second semester of each academic year. Its purpose is to assure that the student is proceeding in a timely fashion toward completion of program requirements. This evaluation involves the review of courses taken, grades earned, and progress made to date. The basis of this review is an annual evaluation form that is completed by each student, the student's grade reports, and other evidence of progress. If necessary, a meeting will be scheduled with the student to discuss the committee's evaluation and to answer the student's questions. The annual evaluation form becomes part of each student's file. If at any time the student fails to make satisfactory progress toward the degree, permission to continue may be denied. In accordance with Graduate School policy, this denial decision may be reached by the advisory committee and/or the Department Head, and recommended to the Graduate School. A grade of less than B in any course in the program of study is viewed as less than satisfactory unless the student can demonstrate a conceptual knowledge of the material through other means. The Doctoral Committee may also request a conference with any student during the academic year. POLICY FOR OBTAINING A SUPPORTING AREA IN ACCOUNTING Doctoral students in departments other than accounting and information systems can elect accounting and information systems as a supporting area. The policy of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems with respect to a supporting area selection is that the student should: Identify an Accounting and Information Systems department representative to serve on his or her advisory committee. Work with the department representative to arrive at a tentative program of accounting and information systems courses. Submit the tentative program of courses to the Doctoral Committee of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems for approval. The purpose of this policy is to establish departmental input into the planning of a supporting area in accounting and information systems, and to protect students from unforeseen changes in their programs due to changes in department representatives serving on student advisory committees. INQUIRIES Dr. John J. Maher, Chair, Ph.D. Committee Department of Accounting and Information Systems 3007 Pamplin Hall (0101)
5 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
6 Department of Accounting and Information Systems Virginia Tech DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Sample 1 - Financial/Economics-Based Emphasis-Sample Program of Study ACCOUNTING COURSES Semester Hours ACIS 6004 Research Methods in Accounting and Information Systems 3 ACIS 5974 Independent Study 3 ACIS 6014 Behavioral Research in Accounting Seminar 3 ACIS 6024 Financial Capital Markets in Accounting Seminar 3 ACIS 6504 Information Systems Seminar or Financial Statement Analysis 3 Total Accounting Hours 15 STATISTICS COURSES and SUPPORTING COURSES STAT 5514 Regression Analyses 3 STAT 5615 Statistics in Research 3 STAT 5616 Statistics in Research 3 ECON 5005 Prices, Markets, and Resource Allocation 3 ECON 5125 Empirical Research Methods in Economics 3 ECON 5126 Empirical Research Methods in Economics 3 ECON 5124 Mathematical Economics 3 FIN 6004 Introduction to Financial Theory 3 FIN 6125 Investments 3 DISSERTATION Total Supporting Hours 27 ACIS 7994 Research and Dissertation 48 Total Total Program Hours 90 The above program assumes that the candidate has the prerequisite knowledge in accounting. The prerequisite accounting knowledge includes principles, intermediate, and advanced financial accounting information. In addition, the candidate should also possess prerequisite basic practical knowledge of managerial accounting, income taxes, and auditing.
7 Department of Accounting and Information Systems Virginia Tech DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Sample 2 Managerial/Auditing/Behavioral-Based Emphasis- Sample Program of Study Semester Hours ACCOUNTING COURSES ACIS 6004 Research Methods in Accounting and Information Systems 3 ACIS 6014 Behavioral Research in Accounting Seminar 3 ACIS 6024 Financial Capital Markets in Accounting Seminar 3 ACIS 6504 Information Systems Seminar 1 3 Total ACIS Independent Study 3 STATISTICS COURSES Total Accounting Hours 15 STAT 5615 Statistics in Research 3 STAT 5616 Statistics in Research 3 STAT 5504 Applied Multivariate Analysis 3 ISE 5615 Human Factors Research Design I 3 1 Statistics Elective 3 Total Statistics Hours 15 SUPPORTING AREA COURSES PSYC Research Methods 3 DISSERTATION At least 3 Psychology Electives 4 9 Total Supporting Hours 12 ACIS 7994 Research and Dissertation 48 Total Program Hours 90 NOTE: 1 Depending on the student s interests, the Information Systems Seminar could be replaced with a seminar offered by the Management Department. Possible seminars include: MGT 6315, Seminar in Organizational Behavior; MGT 6305, Seminar in Strategic Management 2 The independent study could be done over the summer. 3 This course may not be needed if the material is covered in ACIS Possible electives include: PSYC , Organizational Psychology; PSYC 5314, Psychological Perspectives in Social Psychology; PSCY 5344, Cognitive Psychology; PSYC 5354, Information Processing Prerequisites: Prerequisites such as ACIS 5115, Accounting Theory, ACIS 5214 (Advanced Managerial Accounting), and ACIS 5414 (Auditing Theory) can be decided on an individual student basis. The above program assumes that the candidate has the prerequisite knowledge in accounting. The prerequisite accounting knowledge includes principles, intermediate, and advanced financial accounting information. In addition, the candidate should also possess prerequisite basic practical knowledge of managerial accounting, income taxes, and auditing.
8 Department of Accounting and Information Systems Virginia Tech DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ACCOUNTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS Sample 3 - Income Tax/Economics-Based Emphasis- Sample Program of Study [Note: The Tax option could follow either an Economics or a Behavioral emphasis. If the student elects a behavioral emphasis, s/he should look at the behavioral option for more details of a representative program of study. Semester Hours Total ACCOUNTING COURSES ACIS 6004 Research Methods in Accounting and Information Systems 3 ACIS 5314 Tax Planning and Research 3 ACIS 5974 Independent Study 3 ACIS 6014 Behavioral Research in Accounting Seminar 3 ACIS 6024 Financial Capital Markets in Accounting Seminar 3 Total Accounting Hours 15 STATISTICS COURSES STAT 5514 Regression Analyses 3 STAT 5615 Statistics in Research 3 STAT 5616 Statistics in Research 3 STAT 5644 Nonparametric Statistical Methods 3 Total Statistics Hours 12 SUPPORTING AREA COURSES* ECON 5005 Prices, Markets, and Resource Allocation 3 ECON 5125 Empirical Research Methods in Economics 3 ECON 5126 Empirical Research Methods in Economics 3 ECON 5126 Mathematical Economics 3 ECON 6204 Public Economics 3 Total Supporting Hours 15 DISSERTATION ACIS 7994 Research and Dissertation 48 Total Program Hours 90 *Supporting area may also consist of Finance courses similar to those in Illustration 1. Prerequisites: If a student enters the Ph.D. program without a Masters in Taxation, s/he will need to develop an appropriate background in the taxation area. This would involve a variety of Master s level courses such as ACIS 5324, 5334, The actual number of courses and content can be determined on a an individual student basis. The above program assumes that the candidate has the prerequisite knowledge in accounting. The prerequisite accounting knowledge includes principles, intermediate, and advanced financial accounting information. In addition, the candidate should also possess prerequisite basic practical knowledge of managerial accounting and auditing
9 Sample 4 Information Systems Option- Sample Program of Study Semester Hours INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES ACIS 6004 Research Methods in Accounting and Information Systems 3 ACIS 6504 Information Systems Seminar 3 BIT 6414 Current Topics in Business Information Technology 3 ACIS 5974 Independent Study 3 Total STATISTICS COURSES Minimum Information Systems CORE Hours 12 STAT 5615 Statistics in Research 3 STAT 5616 Statistics in Research 3 Advanced Statistics Courses 1 9 Minimum Statistics Hours 15 SUPPORTING AREA COURSES 2 DISSERTATION Depends on Student s background and Research Emphasis 12 Minimum Supporting Area Hours 12 Minimum Course Hours Beyond Masters Degree 39 ACIS 7994 Research and Dissertation 51 Minimum Total Program Hours 90 The above program assumes that the candidate has the prerequisite knowledge in information systems. The prerequisite information systems knowledge would include computer programming, database management, distributed processing and networking computer security electronic commerce and web application development, object oriented systems development, and systems analysis and design. If the student does not have this perquisite knowledge, additional course work will be required. For example, in addition to the above requirements, the student could be required to take: ACIS 4554: Networks & Telecommunications in Business ACIS 4564: Object-Oriented Systems Development ACIS 5504: Information Systems Design & Database Concepts ACIS 5524: Advanced Database Management ACIS 5534: Information Systems Development ACIS 5554: Applied Software Development Project ACIS 5584: Electronic Commerce Security ACIS 5594: Web-Based Applications & Electronic Commerce 1The courses in Advanced Statistics could include STAT 5504: Applied Multivariate Analysis, STAT 5644: Nonparametric Statistical Methods, and EDRE 6664: Application of Structural Equations in Education. However the number of and specific required courses would be based on the students/ background and determined by the student s advisor/committee. 2The supporting area courses could include ACIS 6015: Behavioral Accounting Seminar, ISE 5604: Human Information Processing, and PSYC 5344: Cognitive Psychology, if the student has a behavioral research interest. Alternatively, ACIS 6016: Financial Accounting Seminar, ECON 5005: Prices Markets, and Resource Allocation, and FIN 6004: Introduction to Financial Theory, if the student has an economics research interest. Again, the actual number of and specific required courses would be based on the students/ background and determined by the student s advisor/committee. The above program of study is also subject to the degree requirements contained in the Graduate Catalog. This includes a minimum of 90 semester hours of graduate study and dissertation, a minimum of 27 hours of courses numbered 5000 or higher, a minimum of 30 hours of research and dissertation, a maximum of 18 hours of special and/or independent studies, a minimum of 24 graduate-level credit hours must be taken in residence, and no more than 42 semester hours of graduate credit can be transferred in for purposes of meeting the 90 semester hour requirement above. The plan of study should be submitted for approval before the candidate completes 15 credit hours in the PhD program.
Graduate Programs In Business Administration Accounting Student Learning Outcomes College of Business Administration M.S. in Accounting 1. Students will receive a high quality accounting education that
Finance PhD in Business Administration Policies and Procedures West Virginia University is proud to add a new chapter to the legacy of the College of Business and Economics with the addition of the Doctor
GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY September 2013 This handbook contains information about graduate programs in Agricultural and Applied Economics. It supplements
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK April 2015 Postal address: Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-3113 Voice: 509-335-8645
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS Department of Economics and Finance Ph.D. in Financial Economics GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK This handbook is intended to supplement and to clarify the graduate catalog concerning
UWM Political Science Department Graduate Program Policies A. Political Science at UWM B. M.A. C. Ph.D. D. Transfer of Credits E. Incompletes F. Scheduling Completion of M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees G. Fellowship
University of Delaware Ph.D. in Economic Education A Joint Program of the Department of Economics and the School of Education Program Policy Document Fall 2009 GRADUATE PROGRAM POLICY STATEMENT FOR PH.D
Ph.D. PROGRAM GUIDELINES Marketing Department December 8 th, 2014 Kellogg s Marketing Department is regarded as one of the premiere marketing programs in the world and is renowned for its groundbreaking
Website: http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/grcat/programcsdi.cfm#audphd Doctoral Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders The doctoral programs are designed for advanced scholars with interest in communication
Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Audiology or Speech and Language Pathology), including a joint M.S./Ph.D. option in SLP Introduction The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Communication
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA DOCTOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 1 Doctor Of Business Administration Degree Requirements Doctor Of Business Administration (DBA) The Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
College of Business Southern Illinois University Carbondale Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration Degree Program Policies and Procedures (Revised February 24, 2014) ADMISSION The College of Business
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE HANDBOOK FOR THE GRADUATE PROGRAM Revised Fall 2013 The Department of Political Science at the University of New Mexico is a department of eighteen full-time faculty members.
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) DEGREE PROGRAMS IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION with an emphasis in HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION Department of Educational Leadership & Policies College of Education University
PH.D. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PH.D. IN COMPUTER SCIENCE A student can be admitted into one of the following graduate degree
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program Requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Civil Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Emphasis July, 2011 This document
PhD Program in Finance: Policies and Procedures University of Miami, School of Business Administration, Department of Finance Revised: 9/15/2015 Introduction The internationally well-recognized faculty
Graduate Programs in Engineering The College of Engineering offers a Master of Science in Engineering, a Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Ph.D. in Engineering and Applied Sciences, allowing
Lundquist College of Business Department of Marketing Ph.D. Program Guidelines June, 2009 Academic marketing research addresses fundamental questions about the behavior of consumers, companies, managers,
Mississippi State University 1 Computer Science and Engineering Department Head: Dr. Donna Reese Graduate Coordinator: Dr. T.J. Jankun-Kelly 300 Butler Hall Box 9637 Mississippi State, MS 39762-9637 Telephone:
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING MANUAL FOR GRADUATE STUDIES 2015-2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. INTRODUCTION... 4 2. ADMISSION... 5 2.1. Entrance Requirements GPA and test scores...
DOCTORAL STUDENT HANDBOOK PhD in Business Administration Area of Marketing Excellence, Opportunity, Success Version 2.0 (September 2013) Table of Contents I. Introduction... 1 II. Program Requirements...
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE INTERDISCIPLINARY PH.D. PROGRAM GUIDELINES Revised January 29th, 2015 OVERVIEW The Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program allows qualified individuals to pursue doctoral study in areas that
Ph.D. Program In FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Ph.D. Program Fisher College of Business The Ohio State University 700 Fisher Hall 2100 Neil Avenue Columbus, OH 43210 (Revised July
Higher Education & Student Affairs The Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in higher education emphasizing research and related scholarly activities. Toward this end, coursework emphasizes research
Graduate Handbook For Doctor of Philosophy Master of Science Master of Agriculture in Agribusiness Department of Agricultural Economics Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics Oklahoma
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING GRADUATE STUDENT HANDBOOK Master of Science Doctor of Philosophy Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering College of Engineering North Carolina A&T State University McNair
Master of Professional Accountancy Administrative Unit This degree is administered by the Office of Graduate Studies and Research through the faculty of the School of Business. Objectives The Master of
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER John O. Attia, Department Head FACULTY Cajetan Akujuobi, Electrical and Computer Engineering Annamalai, Annamalai, Electrical and
Graduate Regulations-Spring 2014 1 GRADUATE DEGREE REGULATIONS DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA GRADUATE DEGREE REGULATIONS 1 I. GENERAL INFORMATION 2 A. Graduate Advisor/Supervisory Committee.
PROGRAM OF STUDIES A doctoral student's program of study is tailored to develop the student's particular abilities, interests, and goals. An ongoing process of coursework and professional experience is
College of Business Administration Accounting Liautaud Graduate School of Business (MC 077) University of Illinois at Chicago Campus Location: 220 RB Program Code: 20FS1000MS E-mail: email@example.com Web Site:
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT & QUANTITATIVE METHODOLOGY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MASTER S DEGREE HANDBOOK Masters of Education Masters of Arts with Thesis Masters of Arts without Thesis 1 HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Higher Education Dickinson Hall, Room 419 (501) 569-3267 Master of Arts and Doctor of Education The Master of Arts in Higher Education is designed for those individuals who are interested in entering or
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA MASTER OF ACCOUNTING 1 Master Of Accounting Degree Requirements Master Of Accounting Degree Requirements Students seeking the Master of Accounting degree must complete ten (10)-three
Ph.D. PROGRAM IN HIGHER EDUCATION School of Education Indiana University The Ph.D. program prepares students for careers in higher education emphasizing research and related scholarly activities. Toward
VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE GRADUATE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS Effective January 2014 This document is designed to provide graduate students in Political Science with a concise list
Mississippi State University 1 Mathematics and Statistics Department Head: Dr. Mohsen Razzaghi Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Corlis Johnson 410 Allen Hall Drawer MA Mississippi State, MS 39762 Telephone: 662-325-3414
Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Conservation Biology The Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, & Conservation Biology in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture offers graduate study
THE Ph.D. PROGRAM IN MARKETING The Smeal College of Business The Pennsylvania State University 2012-2013 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Structure of Ph.D. Program... 3-9 Course Work... 3 Candidacy Exam...
Department of Management and Human Resources PhD Program The primary goal of the PhD program is to develop top-class researchers in the field of management, with specializations in the areas of entrepreneurship,
Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes (Fall 2003) Please provide the information below about how your academic unit assesses the extent to which students achieve learning outcomes associated with each
1 COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY ANTHROPOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM PROCEDURES TABLE OF CONTENTS PROGRAM OVERVIEW 2 ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE. 2 ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM 3 Page MASTER OF ARTS 1. Introduction. 4
www.usc.edu/dept/ise Ph.D. Handbook 2013-2014 DISCLAIMER This handbook is produced by the Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering as an unofficial guide to graduate studies in
Master of Science (M.S.) in Counseling and Educational Psychology with emphasis in: Information Technology in Education College of Education University of Nevada, Reno Mailstop 0280 Reno, NV 89557-0280
1 Procedures, Guidelines, and Timelines Updated Nov. 2014 These do not replace the Graduate Catalog, but rather are designed to address some specific issues not addressed or clarify the specific procedure.
GRADUATE STUDENT GUIDE MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (ME) PROGRAM MS Degree MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Graduate Studies Committee 598 Rhodes Hall, P.O. Box 210072 COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI CINCINNATI,
1 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT / ADVISOR HANDBOOK DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAM College of Education University of Arizona Revised March 2014 2 DOCTORAL PLAN OF STUDY AND DEGREE FORMS
Doctoral Degrees in Curriculum and Instruction Department of Curriculum and Teaching University of Kansas Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 321 Lawrence, KS 66045-3101 (785)864-4435 The Department of Curriculum
Guide to Graduate Studies Department of Political Science University of Colorado REVISED DECEMBER 2015 Applying to the Political Science Department Graduate Program Application Deadline: December 14 th,
General Information for Prospective Graduate Students Department of Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder Updated 11-4- 11 by Lauren Lipman Master's Program in Communication Graduate study in
Addendum 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PH.D.) IN SPORT MANAGEMENT NOTE: All applicants to the inaugural class of August 2015 must meet the program requirements listed in the Addendum
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Program Requirements for Master of Science Degrees in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Sciences and Engineering February 2015
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT S Ph.D. Degree - REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES - INTERDISCIPLINARY DOCTORAL PROCEDURES COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING TABLE OF CONTENTS College of Engineering s Graduate Degrees
Industrial Engineering Graduate Program Guide INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING W elcome to the graduate program in Industrial Engineering. We hope that your educational experience at the University of Texas at El
PH.D. PROGRAM IN SPECIAL EDUCATION EMPHASIS IN APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS AND POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT (ABA/PBS; INCLUDING BCBA) (THIS IS A SPECIAL FEDERALLY FUNDED PROJECT) OVERVIEW AND ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
GRADUATE PROGRAM Mechanical Engineering 2012-2013 Mission Statement The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware offers masters and doctoral degree programs geared toward preparing
Department of Statistics Graduate Program Handbook REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE DEGREES April, 2015 Department of Statistics 250 Drillfield Dr Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg,
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY PH.D. HANDBOOK Last Updated, September 2010 1 INTRODUCTION One of the main missions of the Department of Political Science at MSU is the education
Graduate Catalog 2010-2011 Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work 545 Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work Picture Page 546 Robert Stempel College of Public Health and
East Tennessee State University College of Business and Technology Master of Accountancy M.Acc. Degree The Master of Accountancy (M.Acc.) degree is designed for individuals who desire advanced study of
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Boise State University DOCTORAL PROGRAM ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES 1 I. Ph.D. Program Areas of Study The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
RULES, REGULATIONS AND FORMS PERTAINING TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS 2015-2016 Revised, August 2008 1 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Admission 4 A. Criteria
Otto H. York Department of Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Engineering Ph.D. Program Requirements For Students Entering the Program After September, 2015 New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark,
DOCTOR OF EDUCATION (Ed.D.) DEGREE PROGRAM IN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION WITH EMPHASIS IN CURRICULUM STUDIES Department of Instruction and Teacher Education College of Education University of South Carolina
MASTER OF ACCOUNTANCY PROGRAM Program Description The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degree is designed to provide an opportunity for graduate study in accounting. The MAcc is intended to prepare professional
DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAM GUIDE Purpose of the Degree The Doctoral degree in Political Science is intended to prepare students for academic careers in research and teaching, and professional careers in public
December, 2006 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK COLLEGE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND FORESTRY FACULTY OF CHEMISTRY GRADUATE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION I Statement of Objectives The objective of the graduate program
DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN HIGHER EDUCATION Community College Cognate University of North Texas Contact: Patsy Fulton-Calkins, Ph.D. Director of the Bill J. Priest Center for Community College Education Don A.
Higher Education Doctor of Philosophy Program Handbook College of Education Graduate Education and Research Texas Tech University Box 41071 Lubbock, TX 79409-1071 (806) 742-1997 Fax (806) 742-2197 www.educ.ttu.edu
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Dr. Lynne Richardson, Dean Dr. Barbara Spencer, Associate Dean for Research and Outreach Dr. Ron Taylor, Associate Dean for Instruction and Operations Dr. Kevin Rogers, Assistant Dean
Graduate Student Handbook Supplement Department of Computer Science Tufts University Fall 2015 Details Last Updated: July 13, 2015. If you need any further clarifications please contact the Director of
1 of 15 GRADUATE HANDBOOK UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL & STATISTICAL SCIENCES Last Revision: February 12, 2014 Revised: March 3, 1999, April 30, 2000, October 15, 2004, August
THE UNIVERSITY of TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT of INDUSTRIAL and SYSTEMS ENGINEERING College of Engineering GRADUATE HANDBOOK M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Management M.S.
Materials Science and Engineering Graduate Program Requirements The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Utah offers three graduate degrees: Master of Science (M.S.) Thesis
THE UNIVERSITY of TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT of INDUSTRIAL and SYSTEMS ENGINEERING College of Engineering GRADUATE HANDBOOK M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Concentration on Engineering Management
G E N E R A L I N F O R M A T I O N F O R G R A D U A T E S T U D E N T S This supersedes previous announcements by the Department of Philosophy. All regulations are to be interpreted in conformity with
1 Student Planning Guide for Graduate Program in Agricultural and Applied Economics Virginia Tech Updated June 2014 2 FOREWORD Thank you for your interest in graduate school in the Department of Agricultural
I. Doctoral Program in Logistics The PhD programs of the Max M. Fisher College of Business, at The Ohio State University, like their undergraduate and masters counterparts, are among the most highly ranked