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Graduate students must complete the program of study within seven calendar years from the date of acceptance into the doctoral program. Students admitted to the doctoral program are expected to enroll continuously until the program is complete (see Full-Time Status and Continued Enrollment).
After the student has been admitted to the doctoral program, the student's doctoral committee, the Director of the Doctoral program, and the School Dean must approve the program of study. The program of study will be reviewed and approved at a formal meeting held after the student has completed 12 credits of coursework.
The Doctoral Committee formally reviews the student’s academic progress and makes appropriate advisory recommendations. Students take the written comprehensive examinations after they have successfully completed all of their doctoral-level coursework and prior to the dissertation courses. Upon successful completion of the comprehensive examinations, students will advance to doctoral candidacy. After receiving all necessary approvals of the dissertation proposal as outlined in the Doctoral Student Handbook (www.holyfamily.edu/sedu/doctoral.shtml) work on the dissertation begins. Students must register each semester for three credits (EDDC 999) until they successfully complete the final version of their dissertation.
If a student must suspend work on the dissertation for educational or personal reasons acceptable to the committee chairperson, the student should petition for a planned educational leave of absence. This suspension of studies must be approved by the Director of the Doctoral Program for up to four semesters.