Department Programs

Ph.D Program of Educational Psychology

Time Limit to Complete Doctoral Studies - **THIS INFORMATION IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING UPDATED. QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE DEPARTMENT OR PROGRAM COORDINATOR.**

After admission to the doctoral programs in counseling, educational psychology, or school psychology, the faculty expects doctoral students to work toward earning the doctoral degree in a regular, consistent manner. Students should enroll at MSU each semester until completion of the doctoral program.

Faculty are not permitted by university policy to advise, review dissertation drafts, or instruct students who are not enrolled in the university. The university's continuous enrollment policy requires doctoral students to be enrolled each semester or they will be dropped from the graduate school. To be continually enrolled, the student must enroll in at least one semester hour each semester (Spring and Fall).

Generally, the doctoral student is expected to complete academic coursework in 36 to 48 months after admission to the program. The doctoral student has five years from the completion of the doctoral preliminary examination to complete the doctoral program at Mississippi State University.