Coursework required for the PhD is determined by a student’s program. Students usually complete their coursework before the end of their program length and maintain full-time student status by enrolling in LGS 9000 Full-time Graduate Research/Study or LGS 9001 Full-time Graduate Research/Study in Absentia.
To count toward the program requirement, courses must be offered at the graduate level, taken for a grade, and approved in advance by the student’s advisor and program as eligible to count toward the student’s degree. Depending on the program, graduate-level work begins with courses numbered in the 400s or 500s. Audited courses and courses taken pass/fail cannot be counted toward the degree and may not be eligible for tuition remission. Students should consult their advisors regarding these options.