Application of Doctoral Degree


Graduate School, CMU, accepting applications for graduate students in the academic year 2019

applications for graduate students

Doctoral Degree Emphasis is placed on research for higher academic and professional development. There are two types of study plan, as follows:

Type 1

A student conducts research and writes a thesis which presents new knowledge.

  • Type 1.1 A student with a master's degree must write a thesis and earn a minimum of 48 thesis credits.
  • Type 1.2 A student with a bachelor's degree must write a thesis and earn a minimum of 72 thesis credits.

Type 2

A student conducts research with the goal of producing a high quality thesis which presents advances in academic and professional knowledge.

  • Type 2.1 A student with a master's degree must produce a thesis while earning a minimum of 36 thesis credits and taking additional graduate courses worth at least 12 credits.
  • Type 2.2 A student with a bachelor's degree must produce a thesis while earning a minimum of 48 thesis credits and taking additional graduate courses worth at least 24 credits.