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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

ECSE 701 (0) Ph.D. Qualifying Examination
ECSE 702 (0) Ph.D. Research Plan Proposal
ECSE 703 (0) Doctoral Research Seminar

In addition to the successful completion of the required courses above, students must complete the courses prescribed by the student's Supervisory Committee.

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