Qualifying courses in the specialization (preparatory or introductory courses)
Course work includes the following requirements:
PhD seminars offered by the joint program or in other universities in accordance with the research interest of the student.
The student is supervised by two committees. The Phase II committee validates the student’s coursework, supervises the scientific paper, if required, and administers the comprehensive exam. The Phase III committee (or dissertation committee) supervises the student’s dissertation research work.
These committees generally include at least three professors from the four universities participating in the joint program.