What will I learn?

The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded to candidates who have completed an approved program in their areas of specialization and meet departmental and Graduate College requirements for the degree. This must include: At least 96 hours of graduate work, Satisfactory performance in courses or examinations dealing with quantitative methods and chosen areas of specialization, A masters thesis or equivalent, Appropriate courses and seminars in the area of specialization and in related and supporting areas, Satisfactory performance on a doctoral qualifying examination, Satisfactory performance on an oral preliminary examination; and, Completion of an acceptable Ph.D. thesis and satisfactory performance on an oral examination in defense of that thesis.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (64 hours for Entering with approved M.S./M.A. degree; 96 hours for Entering with approved B.S./B.A. degree)

Tuition fees
US$28,464.00 per year
Start date

Expected August 2022

Venue

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

2090 Lincoln Hall,

702 South Wright Street,

URBANA,

Illinois,

61801, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. English Language Requirements: TOEFL iBT - 79-102; TOEFL CBT - 213-253, TOEFL PBT - 550-610, IELTS (academic exam) - 6.5 with a score of 6 or higher in all sub-sections.

For international students

Applicants must have earned at least a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college in the United States or a comparable degree from a recognized institution of higher learning abroad. A grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 (A=4.0), or comparable GPA for an international applicant, for last two years of undergraduate study is a minimum requirement for admission.

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL iBT - 79-102

TOEFL CBT - 213-253

TOEFL PBT - 550-610

IELTS (academic exam) - 6.5-7.0

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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