In addition to formal coursework, you are required to successfully complete a preliminary examination, a dissertation proposal, and a dissertation defense. The completion of a dissertation, consisting of original research, will be the final step in earning your degree.
In accordance with UWM Graduate School policy, it is expected that you will complete all requirements for the degree within 7 years of the date of initial enrollment in the program. Upon successfully passing the preliminary examinations, you must complete all requirements for the degree within 4 years.
Additional information can be found in the UWM Academic Catalog.