PhD Program Residency Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the minimum residency requirement for the PhD by completing beyond the master's degree either:

  1. 18 credits in one calendar year, or
  2. 24 credits in no more than two calendar years on the Dania Beach, SeaTech or Boca Raton campus of FAU. To satisfy University requirements, two semesters must be full–time, consisting of 9 credits in the spring or fall term and 6 credits in the summer term.

Candidates may be permitted to conduct all or part of their research in the field, in government or industrial laboratories, or elsewhere off campus only if adequate staff, dissertation research supervision, and facilities, as determined by the department, are available.