A doctoral student (Ph.D., Ed.D.) must be enrolled for at least two terms in residency in an 18-month period. A term is defined as a semester or an 8-week summer session. Residency is defined as successful completion of at least 9 semester hours in the 18-week semester and 6 semester hours in the traditional eight-week summer session. Most practicing administrators choose to complete the residency requirement by enrolling in 6 semester hours for two summer sessions within an 18-month period. With the advisor's recommendation EAF 599: Dissertation Research may be included as part of the student's requirement for residency.There are three scenarios in which Residency is established.
A: Student is enrolled in 6 credit hours for the summer semester and 9 credit hours for the next semester, the fall semester.
B: Student is enrolled in 6 credit hours for the summer semester and 6 credit hours for the next summer semester.
C: Student is enrolled in 9 credit hours for the spring semester and 6 credit hours for the next semester, the summer semester.
Any exceptions to the above requirements must have the approval of the Department chairperson and the graduate dean.