three people hiking down a hillsideOverview

We offer a PhD program emphasizing two foci of investigation:

Course Requirements

Each track has its own course requirements; learn more about these tracks on their respective pages.


We anticipate students apply to either track of our program with the intention of working with a specific advisor. The relationship with the advisor will be one of mentorship as the student moves toward a mastery of the craft of original research and publication and gains familiarity with the role of a colleague.
Anyone interested in applying to either track of our PhD program is encouraged to read about it on this site and to contact the Director of Graduate Studies or Department Chairperson.

More Information

To learn more about what our graduate students have done for their dissertations, the awards they have received, and where our doctoral alumni went after completing their time with us, visit our Doctoral Alumni page.