PhD Residency Requirement

PhD students in philosophy must register as full-time on-campus students and, consequently, reside in such geographical proximity as to be able to participate fully in the department’s activities at least until they have:

  1. Completed all of the course requirements for the degree,
  2. Satisfied the breadth requirement for the degree,
  3. Completed their area requirement, and
  4. Submitted to the Graduate Office their thesis topic and names of faculty members who have agreed to serve as supervisor and adviser.

A student may register as an off-campus student only if the student’s thesis supervisor and adviser confirm that the candidate has commenced work on the thesis and consent to the student’s registering as an off-campus student.