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Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Transfer up to 9 credits
Min Time: 3 years
Max Time: 7 years
Students applying for admission into the Ph.D. program should demonstrate the following characteristics (in order of priority).
In order to be considered for admission, applicants must submit the following items:
January 2014: Deadline is November 1, 2013
July 2014: Deadline is May 1, 2014
All complete applications are reviewed by an admissions committee. Candidates that are strong contenders for admission will be invited to move to the next stage of the application process, a telephone interview with members of the admission committee or faculty member.
Up to nine (9) semester hour credits (the equivalent of three (3) doctoral-level courses) from a regionally accredited university are eligible to be reviewed by the Admissions Committee for approval of transfer. The transfer courses must have been completed in the past five years with an equivalent grade of “B” or above. Courses applied toward an earned master’s degree are not eligible to be reviewed for transfer.
A Transfer Credit Petition Form, transcripts, syllabi and all written assignments for courses considered for transfer must be submitted as part of the PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies application package. Union Institute & University reserves the right to apply, or not apply, acceptable transfer credit toward its degree requirements. In no case will transfer credit negate the 36 month time in program length. Union Institute & University operates on a semester system; therefore, courses taken at colleges operating on the quarter system are converted to semester credit hours.
UI&U Minimum Computer Proficiency/Literacy
Students entering into Union Institute & University’s degree programs are expected to have a basic working knowledge of computers, including the following minimum skills:
1. Basic Knowledge of Computers and Standard Productivity Software:
2. Information Retrieval Skills:
3. Electronic Communication Skills:
If students do not meet these skills and technology requirements at the time of acceptance into their program, it is the personal responsibility of the student to meet them within a few weeks of acceptance.
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