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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions #

  1. 1

    When are classes offered?

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

  2. 2

    What transfers from my MSW?

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

  3. 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. 4

    When is the application due?

    PhD applications are due December 1st for fall semester.

  5. 5

    When do classes start?

    Fall classes generally start the 3rd week of August.

  6. 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. 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. 8

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

    Part-time options are available.