Doctoral Degree Credit Requirements

College of Sciences

Program Course/seminar credits Dissertation
credits
Total credit requirement
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

Program Course/seminar credits Dissertation
credits
Total credit requirement
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

Program Course/Seminar credits Dissertation
credits
Total credit requirement
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

Program Course/Seminar credits Dissertation
credits
Total credit requirement
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

Program Course/seminar credits Dissertation
credits
Total credit requirement
Biomedical engineering & biotechnology  (Ph.D.)

33

30

63 (beyond bachelor's)

Marine sciences & technology (Ph.D.)

36

18

54 (beyond bachelor's)