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Other Requirements

Students take Core and Research comprehensive examinations as they proceed through the program, generally in the third year. These exams are offered two times a year at the Dixon University Center. After completion of comprehensive exams, every student will complete a dissertation seminar.

Beginning the semester following completion of the dissertation seminar, students register for a total of nine dissertation credits.

Next, the student prepares and defends a research proposal for the dissertation, carries out research, and writes and defends the dissertation. If a student does not complete the dissertation after registering for the nine credits, they must take a minimum of one extended credit each semester until the dissertation is completed.

Completion of the Ph.D., including coursework and dissertation, takes approximately four to seven years. IUP’s policy is that doctoral students should complete their degree within seven years of the start of their program.

  • Administration and Leadership Studies Program
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2956
  • Fax: 724-357-4842
  • ALS Program Office Hours
  • Monday through Wednesday
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:-00 p.m.