Overview of the Program
Work with the Committee is not limited as to subject matter. Any serious program of study, based on the Fundamentals Examination, culminating in a scholarly doctoral dissertation, and requiring a framework wider than that of a specialized department, may be appropriate. In practice, however, the Committee is unwilling to accept a student for whom it is unable to provide competent guidance in his or her special field of interest, either from its own faculty or with the help of other members of the University.
A program of study ending with the Ph.D. degree normally requires four years of Scholastic Residence and generally takes five to eight years to complete.