PhD Program Requirements 

Credit Hours: Our PhD Program requires minimum of 49 total credits. Of which 19 credits are graded Foundation coursework and 21 are Major and Minor Area Electives; and a minimum of 9 credits of Dissertation Research. Transfer credit for some courses can be requested and will be evaluated on an individual basis up to the maximum allowable by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

Residency Requirement:  Students will be expected to meet minimum residency requirements defined by KU Graduate Studies (https://policy.drupal.ku.edu/graduate-studies/doctoral-program-time-cont...).

Research and Additional Studies: Upon admittance to the program, each student’s background in statistics and his/her understanding of both quantitative and qualitative evaluation techniques will be assessed to determine what advanced courses in these areas are necessary for the Program of Study.  Candidates entering the program from disciplines other than design may be required to complete additional design courses.   

Example of a Program of Study with Minimum Credit Hours

Fall 1

 

 

Arch 930

Doctoral Seminar

1

Arch 931

Theories of Architectural Inquiry

3

Arch 951

Methods of Inquiry in Architectural Research

 

3

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Research Skills Course

3

Spring 1

 

 

Arch 958

Research Practicum Prep

1

          ---

Advanced Methods Course

3

          ---

Major Course

3

          ---

Minor Course

3

Fall 2

 

 

Arch 930

Doctoral Seminar

1

Arch 959

Research Practicum

4

          ---

Major Course

3

          ---

Minor Course

3

Spring 2

 

 

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Major Courses

6

          ---

Minor Course

3

Fall 3 and Beyond

 

 

Thesis Proposal Presentation

 

 

Comprehensive Oral Exam

 

Arch 999

Doctoral Dissertation

1-9

 

Final Oral Exam (Dissertation Defense)

 

 


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