PhD Residency Requirement

PhD students in philosophy must register as full-time on-campus students and, consequently, reside geographically close enough to participate fully in the department’s activities, at least until they have

  1. completed all the course requirements for the degree;
  2. satisfied the breadth requirement for the degree;
  3. completed their qualifying 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.