Doctoral Programs

Doctoral programs are specifically designed for students to ultimately lead an independent investigation of a problem within their field, allowing them to make significant contributions to that particular body of knowledge. While part of this involves acquiring existing knowledge in their field, a doctoral student's fundamental objective is to develop their skills and capacity to conduct original research. Therefore, the preliminary requirements for the doctorate are regarded not as ends in themselves, but rather as preparation for the dissertation, in which the student demonstrates ability.