The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) may be undertaken in any discipline within the Arts or Sciences. The degree offers ABDs or those who have earned sixty-six graduate credits from an accredited institution the opportunity to complete their doctoral studies.
Sixty-six graduate credits are needed for transfer. These credits may be taken prior to or after admission. An additional twenty-seven credits are to be earned at International University for Graduate Studies. Candidates are required to undertake six credits of non-classroom research and design, which is the foundation for the eighteen credit doctoral dissertation and oral defense. In addition, a three-credit eight-day doctoral seminar is required. The sixty-six transferred credits and the additional twenty-seven credits which are earned at IUGS will total ninety-three credits and will meet the requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy.
Before writing the dissertation, all candidates must select a mentor with a doctorate in a related field of study so that he or she may guide the doctoral candidate in completion of the dissertation. The doctoral candidate may select a mentor known to her or him, or have an appropriate mentor assigned by the Dean of Arts and Science.
The academic environment at International University for Graduate Studies respects the doctoral candidate's professional experience, academic background and maturity. Doctoral candidates bond with mentors, faculty and fellow students during the learning process, while accomplishing their professional goals.
For additional information please call 1-888-989-4723.
William Martin Sloane, PhDPro-Chancellor and
Dean of the Faculty
*All relevant graduate credit, including those credits from graduate degrees, as well as approved graduate level, continuing education, certification and licensing coursework.
** Distance Learning.
ALL TUITION AND FEES ARE PAYABLE IN U.S. DOLLARSApplication Fee $250 (non-refundable)
Tuition (Includes: advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I & II, the external and internal reviews of the project or the dissertation, the oral project examination or the oral dissertation defence and the printing and binding of the project or the dissertation.)1
*Mentor Fee (PhD candidates are required to hire a mentor. Non PhD candidates a mentor is suggested but is not required). The typical mentor fee is $1,500 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor.
Travel, food and lodging (Estimate)
Total Cost without mentor
Tuition (Includes: advisement, library fees, the Graduate Seminar, workshops, Research and Design I, the exam and the review of the project, the oral project examination or the oral thesis defence and the printing and binding of the project or the thesis.)1
*Mentor Fee (Master's thesis candidates are required to hire a mentor. Master's non-thesis candidates a mentor is suggested but is not required). The typical mentor fee for master's candidates is $1,000 but is negotiated between the candidate and the mentor.
Total Cost without mentor
1 Total Cost does not include the cost for the evaluation of continuing education course content or for the testing of unevaluated continuing education coursework submitted for transfer, or online courses offered by the University.
$200 per credit
$300 per credit
Independent study and online courses (if needed)
$450 per credit
Payment Plans are available
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On a part-time basis, most candidates are anticipated to complete their degree requirements within eighteen months. The determining criteria are dedication and the candidate’s previous academic and professional portfolio.