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A thesis for the doctoral degree must constitute original scholarship and must be a distinct contribution to knowledge. It must show familiarity with previous work in the field and must demonstrate ability to plan and carry out research, organize results, and defend the approach and conclusions in a scholarly manner. The research presented must meet current standards of the discipline; as well, the thesis must clearly demonstrate how the research advances knowledge in the field. Finally, the thesis must be written in compliance with norms for academic and scholarly expression and for publication in the public domain.

Required Courses (18 credits)

MIMM 611 (3) Graduate Seminars 1
MIMM 612 (3) Graduate Seminars 2
MIMM 613 (3) Current Topics 1
MIMM 614 (3) Current Topics 2
MIMM 615 (3) Current Topics 3
MIMM 701 (0) Comprehensive Examination-Ph.D. Candidate
MIMM 713 (3) Graduate Seminars 3

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

(Minimum of 12 credits)

Three courses from List A and a minimum of three consecutive courses from List B.

List A:

MIMM 616 (3) Reading and Conference 1
MIMM 617 (3) Reading and Conference 2
MIMM 618 (3) Reading and Conference 3
MIMM 619 (3) Reading and Conference 4

List B:

MIMM 721 (1) Ph.D. Research Progress Report 1
MIMM 722 (1) Ph.D. Research Progress Report 2
MIMM 723 (1) Ph.D. Research Progress Report 3
MIMM 724 (1) Ph.D. Research Progress Report 4

Other courses may be required to strengthen the student's background.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2012-2013 (last updated Oct. 1, 2012) (disclaimer)