Communication, Ph.D.View Checksheet
Minimum Total Hours: 96
Program Code: D210
|COMM 5003||Quantitative Research Methods||3|
|COMM 5013||Introduction to Graduate Study||3|
|COMM 5313||Qualitative Research Methods||3|
|COMM 6023||Communication Research Task Groups||6-9|
|COMM 6314||History and Theory of Communication||4|
|COMM 5033||Advanced Statistics||3|
|or COMM 5323||Advanced Qualitative Research|
|COMM 6980||Research for Doctoral Dissertation||2-15|
|Up to 30 credit hours from a previous master's degree, as approved by advisor and doctoral advisory committee||0-30|
|Electives as required to reach 96 post-baccalaureate hours||26-72|
|Total Credit Hours||96|
General Requirements for Doctoral Degrees
A student should expect to spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years beyond the bachelor’s degree to obtain the doctoral degree. During this period the student will take appropriate graduate coursework, successfully complete the general examination, and successfully defend and submit the final dissertation.
All coursework applied to the doctoral degree must carry graduate credit.
The doctoral degree requires at least 90 post-baccalaureate hours, including both formal coursework and hours of research.
The minimum hour requirement for a specific doctoral degree program cannot be waived.
No more than one-half of the credit hours, both OU and overall, excluding Research for Doctoral Dissertation (6980), may be S/U-graded coursework.
The student must be in residence at OU for at least two consecutive 16-week semesters during the pursuit of the doctoral degree while enrolled and engaged in coursework or research activities as prescribed by the major academic unit.
For more detailed regulations and requirements for Doctoral degrees, please consult the Graduate College Bulletin: http://www.ou.edu/gradcollege/forms/bulletin