The Ph.D. student must spend at least the equivalent of three full academic years (which may include the time spent in attaining the M.A.) in resident graduate study at this or some other approved university. After the M.A., two semesters, which may include one summer session, must be spent in residence (on campus) at the University. During this period of residency, the student must be involved full-time in academic pursuits, which can be fulfilled as follows:
- 9 hours/semester (6 hours/ summer)
- at least 8 hours + 30% GTA, GA, or GRA appointment
- at least 7 hours + 40% GTA, GA, or GRA appointment
- at least 6 hours + 50% GTA, GA, or GRA appointment
Employment outside the University may be used as part of the residency requirement if the student can demonstrate that the employment pertains directly to dissertation research. This type of employment must be approved by Graduate Studies by petition with a supporting statement from the department.