Ph.D. Requirements

This is a quick summary of the program requirements. Please consult the appropriate Bulletin on the Policies and Procedures page for complete details.

Ph.D. Degree Requirements

Ph.D. students choose from a set of core courses in Kinesiology, as well as cognate courses from other units, and complete a minimum of 30 pre-candidacy credits beyond the master's level. Qualifying examinations must be passed before advancing to candidacy, after which the student completes an original doctoral dissertation. A minimum of 50 credits including pre-candidacy and candidacy work must be completed to graduate.