Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion through Location Flexibility
To facilitate diversity, inclusion and accessibility to education, we provide personalized pathways for students to achieve their goals. We recognize that many of our prospective students have personal, family, and community commitments that make traveling to campus difficult, contributing to lower student success. To help overcome these challenges, students in our college have access to graduate level online courses and the ability to conduct research off campus. This flexibility has enabled students from diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds to acquire post graduate education, while remaining active members of their community. To date, students have included members of regional tribes, families of active duty service members and veterans, as well as persons employed in industry and state or federal agencies.
We are continually committed in finding innovative ways to increase the accessibility of our programs. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions on how we can help you meet your goals.
The University has a lot of online courses at the upper-division and graduate level. These can be found via these websites:
For the Ph.D. a minimum of 78 credits beyond the bachelor's degree is required; of these, at least 52 credits must be at the 500 level or above and at least 33 of the 78 credits must be in courses other than 600 (Doctoral Research and Dissertation). A maximum of 45 credits in dissertation and 5 credits of 599 (Non-thesis Research) may be used toward the degree. Courses numbered below 300 may not be used to fulfill the requirements for a doctoral degree; courses numbered 300-399 may be used only in supporting areas. Individual programs may require additional course work. Applicants having a doctoral degree may obtain a second doctoral degree subject to the approval of the Graduate Council. The Graduate Council will establish the requirements for the second degree.
For the Ph.D. degrees, a student must complete at least 39 of the 78 required credits at UI while matriculated in the College of Graduate Studies. Credits can be transferred to UI, with the consent of the student's major professor, the committee (if required by the program), the program's administrator, and the dean of the College of Graduate Studies. Credits can be transferred only if the institution from which the credits are being transferred has a graduate program in the course's discipline. All credits used toward graduate degrees must be from regionally accredited American institutions or from non-US institutions recognized by the appropriate authorities in their respective countries. Transfer credits are subject to all other College of Graduate Studies rules and regulations. Correspondence study courses may be applied to the degree only with the prior written approval of the College of Graduate Studies. Courses used toward an undergraduate degree, professional development courses, and courses on a professional development transcript are not available to be used toward a doctoral degree.
Of the credits submitted to satisfy the requirements for a Ph.D. degree, a maximum of 30 may be more than eight years old when the degree is conferred, provided the student's committee and program administrator determine that the student has kept current in the subjects concerned. Graduation must occur no later than five years after the date on which the candidate passed his or her preliminary or general examination. These time limitations can be extended only on recommendation of the committee and approval by the Graduate Council.