PhD Degree Requirements

To earn a Ph.D. degree a student must acquire breadth and depth of knowledge in a field of study offered by SEAS, demonstrate understanding and proficiency in the field, and write an original and significant research dissertation.  It is the duty of the faculty to help each student define these goals more precisely with respect to his/her primary field of interest, to guide him/her toward their achievement, and to judge whether they have been satisfactorily met.