Participants in the program may elect to follow a thesis or project option.
The thesis option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours excluding seminar: 24 credit hours of course work plus six hours of thesis research. A thesis must be defended in an oral examination conducted by the student’s thesis committee.
The project option requires a minimum of 30 credit hours excluding seminar: 27 credit hours of course work plus three credit hours of project work. Students must enroll in at least two semesters of graduate seminar during the period of study.