Cohort 1

Cohort 1! Our pioneers and leaders of the program! We are excited to see what is in store for you next. As you move into the dissertation phase of your program your course work starts to change. Classes will often look more like independent studies emphasizing your dissertations, rather than like Cohort experiences.

Information about upcoming classes:

LDRS 8731-3 Research/Teaching Seminar (PhD Only, need 6 credits total)

This course is an independent study designed for CFLS students to earn credit by serving as a Teaching Assistant/Research Assistant for one of our professors, or for completing a significant piece of research under the direction of our faculty. The nature of the course is flexible. Registration requires the permission of the professor prior to the semester. The prof becomes the faculty for the course.

LDRS 8943 Dissertation Research

This course is an independent study for which the student’s dissertation chair serves as the professor. In the absence of a Chair. The focus of the class is the student continuing research on their dissertation in consultation with their Chair.

LDRS 8963 Dissertation Writing

This course is an independent study for which the student’s dissertation chair serves as the professor. The focus of the class is for the student to write and present their research findings. 

Before you graduate you also need to complete:

  • Comprehensive Exam
  • Dissertation Proposal Defense 
  • Dissertation Defense