Doctorate in Arts and Science

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS

Program Description

Doctorate in Arts and Science

International University For Graduate Studies - IUGS

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) may be undertaken in any discipline within the Arts or Sciences. The degree offers ABDs or those who have earned sixty-six graduate credits from an accredited institution the opportunity to complete their doctoral studies.

Sixty-six graduate credits are needed for transfer. These credits may be taken prior to or after admission. An additional twenty-seven credits are to be earned at International University for Graduate Studies. Candidates are required to undertake six credits of non-classroom research and design, which is the foundation for the eighteen credit doctoral dissertation and oral defense. In addition, a three-credit eight-day doctoral seminar is required. The sixty-six transferred credits and the additional twenty-seven credits which are earned at IUGS will total ninety-three credits and will meet the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy.

Before writing the dissertation, all candidates must select a mentor with a doctorate in a related field of study so that he or she may guide the doctoral candidate in the completion of the dissertation. The doctoral candidate may select a mentor known to her or him, or have an appropriate mentor assigned by the Dean of Arts and Science.

The academic environment at International University for Graduate Studies respects the doctoral candidate's professional experience, academic background, and maturity. Doctoral candidates bond with mentors, faculty and fellow students during the learning process, while accomplishing their professional goals.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

  • A relevant master's degree.
  • Documented pertinent professional experience.
  • 93 credits*, which include the following:

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

  • 66 post-baccalaureate graduate credits* on-line with IUGS or in the transfer, prior to, or after admission.
  • Research and Design, I, II. (12 credits)**
  • The 8-day Graduate Seminar at the 10-day residency. (3 credits)
  • A Dissertation and Oral Defense. (12 Credits)

*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.

**Distance Learning.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated February 14, 2018
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This course is Online & Campus Combined
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Sept. 2018
Feb. 2019
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Dominica - Portsmouth, Saint John Parish
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Sept. 2018, Feb. 2019
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