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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
Environmental Science 375
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Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Doctor of Philosophy
Residency Requirements
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Comprehensive Examinations
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Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-Newark 2020-2022 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Public Administration 834 Doctor of Philosophy Residency Requirements  

Residency Requirements

All students must enroll for at least 6 credits of coursework for each semester. Full-time students, including those on financial aid, must enroll for at least 9 credits per semester.
Typical Schedule of Progress for Full-Time Students

 Year 1 + summer.................18-24 course credits, plus first comprehensive exams
 Year 2 + summer.................18-24 course credits, plus second comprehensive exams
 Year 3 fall............................dissertation proposal
 Year 3 - Year 4....................dissertation research, dissertation defense

Students may take longer to complete the degree depending upon the number of credits taken each semester, progress on the exams, development and approval of the dissertation proposal, and completion of the dissertation. Adjustments require approval of the program director.

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