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The program requires at least 64 credit hours, of which 40 are for courses and at least 24 are for the dissertation. RESD 700 and RESD 710 are required. However, these courses may be taken at any point and in any order during the coursework component of the program.

Courses and dissertation registrations are listed below:

Students are required to complete two sections (four credits each) of DCTE 898, Directed Research, before entering candidacy. Students must register for the course with a particular faculty member as directed in the course description. Students are advised to register for the two sections of Directed Research in sequence, not in parallel. Students are further advised to wait for the second year of study before registering for Directed Research. Students may repeat Directed Research with the same faculty member only with permission of that faculty member.

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