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:
- Completed all of the course requirements for the degree,
- Satisfied the breadth requirement for the degree,
- Completed their area requirement, and
- 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.