Degree Requirements

The requirements for the PhD in Community and Public Affairs include core courses (11 credit hours), research courses (17 credit hours), and elective courses (9 credit hours) for a total of 37 post-masters credits. The following is the recommended course sequence and major milestone progression for full-time students. Part-time students should consult closely with their advisor about progressing through the program.

Course Sequence

Year One

Fall (10-11 credits)

Course Number

Course Name 

Credits

CCPA 600

Research Design

3

CCPA 611

Community and Public Affairs Seminar I: Human and Community Development in Context

3

CCPA 650

Proseminar I: The Scholarship of Discovery, Integration, and Application

1

Elective

must be 500 level or above

3-4

 

Spring (9-10 credits)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CCPA 603

Quantitative Analysis

3

CCPA 610

Community and Public Affairs Seminar II: Positionality, Social Justice, and the Politics of Knowledge Production

3

Elective

must be 500 level or above

3-4

Complete Program of Study Meeting with Doctoral Committee

 

Year Two

Fall (9 credits)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

 

CCPA 602

Qualitative Analysis

3

 

CCPA 612

Community and Public Affairs Seminar III: Power and Policy for Social Change

3

 

Advanced Research Course

 

3

 

 

Spring (10-11 credits)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CCPA 651

Proseminar II: The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

1

CCPA 691 

Research Experience II 

3

Advanced Research Course

 

3

Elective

must be 500 level or above

3-4

 

Summer

Comprehensive Examination

 

Year 3

Fall (1 credit)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CCPA 699

Dissertation Seminar

1

Dissertation Proposal

 

Spring (1 credit)

Course Number

Course Name

Credits

CCPA 699

Dissertation Seminar

1

 

Year 3/Year 4

Dissertation Defense

Last Updated: 4/20/16