UMKC Catalog


Minimum Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Academic Regulations and Degree Requirements - Residency Requirement
Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students must satisfy the doctoral residency requirement by satisfactory completion of at least 21 credits, exclusive of dissertation research, in no more than 18 months. When satisfying the residency requirement, all Interdisciplinary Ph.D. students are subject to the following restrictions:
  1. The doctoral residency requirement must be satisfied no later than the end of the semester in which the student completes his or her comprehensive examinations.
  2. Students must achieve a cumulative graduate grade-point average of at least 3.0 in all courses counted toward satisfying the residency requirement.
  3. Dissertation research credits (5696-5699) may not be counted toward satisfying the doctoral residency requirement.