Doctoral Programs


The Ph.D. Program offers a number of opportunities for practical application of theory during the doctoral course of studies.  Some of these opportunities are built in as course requirements, such as an Internship or a Practicum.  One can check the Graduate Catalogue for a description of these application courses.  In addition to the required and elected courses listed in the Degree Plan, there are other experiences offered by Faculty that allow students to develop skills, capacities and a further application of theoretical learning.  There are also opportunities for giving service in the broader community both locally and globally.

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Doctoral Student Association (DSA)

The DSA is a good start for developing network with your colleagues and classmates. Every semester DAS will hold regualr meetings to discuss related issues and events for doctoral studies.

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Research Symposium

Participation in a research project, either a research assistant or as research collaborator. This can take many forms, from assisting with data collection or with data analysis to partnering with the Faculty in the design and implementation of a study.

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Research Week

Every year, the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the Office of Research Development will held a poster session and invite the campus community in celebrating the accomplishments of faculty, students, and staff members who have shared their research and scholarly pursuits with us.

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Study Abroad

Opportunity for a cross-culture experience in a study abroad course which is planned and implemented by Faculty.

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Volunteering in
a mission experience

Reach-Out Africa is an on-going program that offers an opportunity to join a  small group of faculty and students for a two-week mission experience in the African countries of Zambia or Tanzania.  For more information, visit the website

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