Residency and Method of Delivery

Students are required to fulfill the equivalent of two semesters of full time residency. Normally, these semesters will be in the spring/summer period and are composed of intensive daily classes that run from the beginning of May to the end of June. Past experience suggests that it is not possible for students to maintain other commitments, e.g. contract work or teaching, during this time frame. The months of July and August are devoted to research projects, including the writing of major papers.

The scheduling of required classes during the period May-June is designed to make the program more accessible to non-traditional doctoral students. For a sample timetable of first and second years respectively, view this sample document:

PhD Timetable 2014

Students wishing to live on campus during the summer residency may wish to contact the Residency Office to ascertain availability and cost of accommodations.