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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions #

  1. When are classes offered?

    Core classes are offered Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday during the day.

  2. What transfers from my MSW?

    The typical MSW student transfers about 21 credit hours. 30 is the maximum.

  3. Who should I get to write a letter of recommendation?

    You can use a faculty member from Grad school. They will be best able to speak to your academic potential as a doctoral student. Since they have been through a PhD program themselves, they understand what is expected.

  4. When is the application due?

    PhD applications are due Jan 1st for fall semester.

  5. When do classes start?

    Fall classes generally start the 3rd week of August.

  6. When is the tuition due?

    For part-time PhD students, you pay shortly after registration. If you register early, you pay early. If you register closer to the registration deadline, you pay around that timeframe.

  7. How many hours does someone work if they get an Assistantship for the PhD program?

    15 hours if you decline student health insurance. 20 hours with insurance.

  8. Do you have to be full-time to be in the PhD program?

    Part-time options are available.