Ph.D. in Comparative Studies Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take any of the Ph.D. courses prior to being admitted to the program?
With the exception of the core courses and directed independent study courses, you can enroll in the other courses as a non-degree seeking student, provided there is room and you obtain permission of instructor. If subsequently you are accepted into the program, you may request to have the credits for those courses used for program requirements, provided you have received a grade of B or higher. Final approval rests with the Ph.D. Executive Committee.
How many credits may I take as a non-degree seeking student?
Students who have taken courses in the Ph.D. program may petition to transfer up to nine credits towards the degree, with the approval of the Ph.D. Executive Committee.