Family Studies (Ph.D.)

Program Requirements

Core Courses
FCST 820Critical Change and Advocacy in Family Studies3
FCST 821Seminar in Family Policy3
FCST 842Critique of Family Processes3
FCST 844Power and the Intersectionality of Social Locations3
Electives
Complete 3 credits at the 500 level or above, with advisement.3
Complete 9 credits at the 700 level or above, with advisement. FCST 850 may be taken with approval.9
Research Courses
EDFD 820Qualitative Methods for Educational Research3
EDFD 821Quantitative Methods for Educational Research3
EDFD 822Advanced Methods of Quantitative Inquiry in Education3
or EDFD 823 Advanced Qualitative Research in Education
Required Dissertation Courses
FCST 898Dissertation Seminar3
FCST 900Dissertation Advisement12
After 12 credits of FCST 900, complete 1 credit from the following each semester, as required.
Dissertation Extension
Qualifying Portfolio Exam
Successfully complete the qualifying portfolio, examination or assessment requirement.
Admission to Candidacy
Following completion of pre-dissertation research courses and qualifying exam, you may be admitted to candidacy.
Dissertation Requirement
Complete a dissertation in accordance with Graduate School and doctoral program requirements.
Total Credits48