The prospectus process page details the student’s work through the prospectus hearing and research request paperwork, explaining the content of the prospectus, along with differences between residential hearings and modular hearings.
The dissertation process page explains each necessary step for the student to complete in order to successfully defend his or her dissertation and graduate.
The graduation information page is updated each semester by the graduation coordinator, walking students through ordering regalia, following the order of events, and answering any questions.
The community life page lays out the lectures of 1892 each semester and provides a list of the different aspects of community that RDS makes available to Ph.D. students.
The exams page includes information on comprehensive exams and language exams. It also details the language requirement and other options to fulfill it.
The useful forms page includes links to many forms needed by a Ph.D. student at RDS.
Doctoral Development Scholarship
The Doctoral Development scholarship assists students in participating in ETS.
The Research Doctoral Studies office is excited to announce the creation of the Doctoral Development Scholarship. In an effort to encourage excellence in scholarship and promote academic engagement, the RDS office will award scholarships to students who present papers at major academic conferences.
The specific amount awarded will vary based on the number of successful applicants. Applications are due to Norton 157 by 4:00 PM on July 31st.
The writing center has a page devoted specifically to doctoral students, complete with writing templates, the style reading link, and many other useful resources.
Director of Research Doctoral Studies
Dr. Gregory A. Wills
Assistant Director of Research Doctoral Studies
Mr. Thomas Holsteen
Administrative Assistant of Research Doctoral Studies
Mrs. Hannah Downing