Our Ph.D. program emphasizes on cultivating students' ability to create and develop research topics, organize research, present and publish results and improve their language skills.
Students that already have a M.S. degree are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits of course work, of which 9 credits must be offered by our Department. Students who only have a B.S. degree are required to complete a minimum of 30 credits of course work, of which 12 credits must be offered by our Department. All students are required to take thesis research and 4 credits of seminars.
Students also must take Ph.D. qualifying examination (which hold twice a year) or waive by courses.
After completion of the Ph.D. dissertation, the Ph.D. candidate must defend the dissertation in public. The examination committee consists of a minimum of 5 members, among them at least 1/3 must be of external affiliations.