The Ph.D. degree requires the completion of 46 didactic credits and 30+ doctoral dissertation credits, of which 37 hours are core requirements. Students are expected to meet all course prerequisites. A grade of B- or better is required in all courses, with a cumulative grade point average of B (3.0) or above. No course may be taken more than twice.
Full-time students can complete to Ph.D. in Health Economic in 4 years, but 5 years to complete the degree is common. Working students may enroll part time and must register for a minimum of 5 semester hours each fall and spring semester, or apply for a leave of absence. All doctoral students, whether enrolled full time or part time, are expected to complete all requirements for the Ph.D. degree within 6 years of entering the program (the maximum time allowed by the graduate school is 8 years).