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Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Successful completion of the Ph.D. program in ESE requires the satisfaction of the following requirements:

  1. Course Requirements

  2. Qualifier Examinations

  3. Teaching Practicum

  4. Provisional Doctoral Committee

  5. Research Proposal Examination

  6. Thesis Defense

The above requirements apply to all Ph.D. students in ESE that entered the program starting September 2002.  All doctoral work for full-time candidates, including the dissertation, must be completed within ten years from the student's matriculation as a graduate student at Penn.