Mar 25, 2023  
2020-2022 Graduate School Catalog 
2020-2022 Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transportation and Urban Infrastructure Systems (PhD), Curriculum Sequence

Suggested Curriculum Sequence

Sample Plan of Study

The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration. At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies. The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 9 Credits

Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 9 Credits

Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 9 Credits

Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 9 Credits

Year 3, Fifth Semester (Fall, Year 3): 9 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 45


Upon achieving Doctoral Candidacy, the student will continuously register in Fall and Spring terms for TRSP 997   (Dissertation Guidance) until the Dissertation is completed and submitted to the School of Graduate Studies for review.  The course is used only when the curriculum has been completed, candidacy has been achieved, and the student is completing the research and writing of the Dissertation. The TRSP 997   course registration maintains the student status as a matriculated, full-time student (student is registered for 3 credit hours and the system reports a full-time 9 credit hour load).  

After the Intent to Defend the Dissertation form has been received by the School of Graduate Studies, this course registration will be changed to TRSP 998   (Dissertation Defense) for the given semester and count for 3 credit hours of curricular coursework (TRSP 998   will also count as 9 credits of load).  TRSP 997   will not count toward curricular credits. Other courses cannot be substituted for TRSP 997   (Dissertation Guidance). The only eligible grade for TRSP 997   (Dissertation Guidance) is the grade of “S” and the only acceptable grade for TRSP 998   (Dissertation Defense) is “P/F” (Pass/Fail).