To earn the Ph.D. degree students are required to complete the following requirements:

  1. Complete 60 credits of lecture, seminar and research courses.
  2. Pass an oral comprehensive examination before the end of the second year.
  3. Present a departmental seminar in the third year.
  4. Submit and defend an original proposal for research unrelated to the dissertation topic by the end of the third year.
  5. Present a final research seminar in the fourth/fifth year.
  6. Prepare and successfully defend a dissertation based on original and independent research approved by the research advisor.