In order to graduate, students of the PhD program must have successfully completed the following requirements:
- All requirements of the SIUC Graduate School must be satisfied.
- A minimum of 26 hours of doctoral-level course work must be completed. The grade point average must be 3.25 or higher on a scale of 4.00.
- An acceptable dissertation must be completed within five years after admission to candidacy. In the event the dissertation is not completed in the set time frame, the student will be required to take and pass the candidacy exams again.