Graduate Catalog

Doctoral Degree Credit Requirements

COLLEGE/PROGRAM COURSE/SEMINAR CREDITS DISSERTATION
CREDITS
TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENT
COLLEGE OF SCIENCES
CHEMISTRY  (Ph.D.) All Options

27-30

18

45-48

COMPUTER SCIENCE  (Ph.D.) All Options

18

24

42 (Beyond M.S.)

PHYSICS  (Ph.D.) All Options

36-45

15-24

60

POLYMER SCIENCE  (Ph.D.)

27

18

45

GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION 
EDUCATION  (Ed.D.)

36

12

48 (Beyond M.Ed.)

MATHEMATICS & SCIENCE EDUCATION

36

12

48 (Beyond M.Ed.)

LEADERSHIP IN SCHOOLING

36

12

48 (Beyond M.Ed.)

LANGUAGE ARTS & LITERACY

36

12

48 (Beyond M.Ed.)

FRANCIS COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING 
ELECTRICAL  (Ph.D. & D.Eng.)

42

21

63

MECHANICAL  (Ph.D. & D.Eng.)

42

21

63

CHEMICAL (Ph.D. & D.Eng.)

42

21

63

CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL (Ph.D. & D.Eng.)

42

21

63

ENERGY (Ph.D. & D.Eng.)

42

21

63

PLASTICS  (Ph.D. & D.Eng.)

42

21

63

COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES 
NURSING  (Ph.D.)

48

12

60 (Beyond M.S.)

NURSING  (Post Master's Doctorate in Nursing Practice) 

41

0

41 (Beyond M.S.)

PHYSICAL THERAPY  (D.PT.)

82

13[Clinical Experience]

95 (Beyond Bachelor's)

WORK ENVIRONMENT  (Sc.D.)

6-18

12-24

30 (Beyond M.S.)

UMASS INTERCAMPUS 
BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING & BIOTECHNOLOGY  (Ph.D.)

33

30

63 (Beyond Bachelor's)

MARINE SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY (Ph.D.)

36

18

54 (Beyond Bachelor's)