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Intensive Experience: Students are required to attend one to two intensive experiences per year. The intensive experience (3-5 days) will gather students and faculty for purposes of scholarship, networking and education.
Grant Proposal: PhD students will be required to develop and submit a nationally competitive grant to support their doctoral research.
Manuscript Submission: PhD students are required to submit an article for publication to a refereed journal.
Presentation: PhD students are required to present dissertation work to a regional or national audience.
Comprehensive Examination: Students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination prior to advancement to candidacy and approval of the dissertation proposal.
Dissertation and Final Examination: Students will be required to complete a doctoral dissertation and a final examination administered according to the rules of the UND Graduate School.